Mangalore pub attack against Indian ethos: Advani

February 28th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party

Bangalore, Feb 28 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani on Saturday condemned the attack on young women at Mangalore pub by Sri Ram Sena, terming it a violation of Indian ethos.

I strongly condemn the attack on girls in Mangalore. There can be no compromise on this. It is wrong and against Indian culture and ethos, Advani said.

People were entitled to have different perspectives on whether young men and women should visit pubs, but attacking them was wrong, he added.

Last month, members of a right wing Hindu group allegedly assaulted girls in a Mangalore pub accusing them of behaving in an obscene manner.

After the attack, 27 members of the outfit were arrested including its chief Pramod Muthalik.

Union Minister Renuka Chowdhury had criticized the state government on its failure to prevent attempts to Talibanise the country and sent a three-member team, led by NCW member Vanktesh, to probe the case.

Chowdhury, however, sacked Vanktesh, saying her conduct was detrimental to public interest. (ANI)

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