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Mangalore: Sara Abubakar calls for revolt against moral policing

Mangalore: Sara Abubakar calls for revolt against moral policing

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (NM)

Mangalore, Feb 10: "In the land of Veera Rani Abbakka, women should condemn and revolt against acts of moral policing, atrocities and harassment taking place in the name of culture. If the situation goes unchecked, Mangalore will soon be Talibanised," said veteran litterateur Sara Abubakar.

She was addressing the gathering during the Rani Abbakka Decennial Festival organized by Veerarani Abbakka Utsav Samiti in association with the department of Kannada and culture at the Rani Abbakka Vedike, Bharath High School Ground, Ullal here on Saturday, February 9.

Expressing concern over the increasing menace of moral policing and rising religious intolerance, Sara Abubakar said, "Women should inculcate the heroic attitude of Rani Abbakka to safeguard their rights and oppose moral policing. They should draw inspiration from Abbakka who bravely fought against the Portuguese decades ago."
She Sara further said, "Rani Abbakka fought against the Portuguese courageously. During her tenure, she also fought to bring positive changes in society especially against caste discrimination. No local writer has written about Rani Abbakka as much as foreigner writers. Regional writers should write more about her."

Addressing the gathering MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said, "Rani Abbakka fought for freedom. Freedom does not mean to have the liberty to take drugs and alcohol. However, women should imbibe the heroic nature of Rani Abbakka."

"Discussions about Abbakka should not be limited to these kinds of celebrations. Lessons about Rani Abakka in school textbooks would help students to imbibe her values and life," he suggested.

An appeal has been put before Lok Sabha to name Mangalore port under Rani Abbakka’s name and airport to be given Srinivas Mallya’s name. Accordingly, the state government should take the responsibility, he said.

U T Khader, MLA, hoisted the flag while Anwar Manippady, State Backward Classes Commission chairman released a documentary on Rani Abbakka. Rahim Uchil, president of Beary Sahitya Academy, Bhavani, Ullal TMC vice-president, Moses Jayashekhar, deputy director of public instructions, Dinaker Ullal, working president of the Abbakka Utsav Samithi, Vaman Nandavar, honorary advisor and other office-bearers were present. 

As part of the decennial celebrations, ‘Janapada Dibbana’ a procession depicting local culture was taken from Thokkottu to Bharath School premises.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / KSA

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    Dear Joslynn Rooswelt, do not get disheartened when people disagree with you. Always thinking angle widens when someone disagree with us & helps us to become more perfect.

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    Dera Mr. Jeevan, mangalore - Over here we are discussing only on the present situation in Mangalore under moral policing. First let us take care of Mangalore and then think about rest of India or rest of the world.

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    Dewi Attavara, Why do we have a police force and law and order agencies? It is their duty to stop the drug mafia. None of the BD and Ram sene cowards can take on the actual drug mafia and if they try they will be simply wiped out. In reality many of these goons are actually involved in drug and illicit trade. All that they do is catch some small time peddler and beat him up as he does not have any high level backing. Only a honest and determined police force can take on the drug mafia anywhere because they are very violent and guard their territories and their routes very well. Social organizations and NGO's can also help by creating awareness among the youth, troubled families etc on the evils of drugs and the damage they cause to individuals and society at large. There is no role for any goonda moral police in this matter.They are as bad as the drug mafia.

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  • Joslynn Rooswelt, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    27 rats jumped to click DISAGREE on my comment... so sorry for the uncivilized creatures.....

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  • devi attwara, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    @sara abobbakkar? what about drug mafia will you fight against it??

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  • JR,

    Mon, Feb 11 2013


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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2013


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  • 1indianvoice, mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    The local administration will never ensure that drugs are banned and the dealers caught.. Do you know why?
    How can the foot- soldiers of local religious fanatical groups get high to bash innocent people. Friends of the group heads are dealing in Narcotics feeding their gang members and filling their coffers. I implore all Mangaloreans to shun all violence and come back to the good old peaceful days. I am sure all of us know what to do to achieve it.

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  • Ronnie, Bantwal

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    Have you ever read Nalin Kumar's statement opposing moral policing? I have not come across he openly opposing.

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  • jeevan, mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    Mam.. moral police world applicable for all or only for us... why you did not open mouth when moral police stoped screen the viswaroopam and Kadal... and as i am concerned i always protest against sex/drug/homestay & pub culture

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  • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    Amazing! This is what we call as Unity.Unity amidst diversity. Nice to see people irrespective of cast, creed,Language,Religion, politics on one platform, in the name of the heroine, Veera Rani Abbakka, who fought for positive change in society.The eminent leaders,Aloysius Albuquerque,U.T.Khader, Anwar Manipady. Hyder Perthpady, Nalin Kumar, Bhavani, Sara Abubakar and many others are seen on the stage.A very strong,encouraging and educating message to the women of this land by the highly knowledgeable Veteran litterateur,Sara Abubakar.Madam you are 100% right.Increasing menace of moral policing and Religious intolerance is a matter of concern.All women should be brave like Rani Abbakka and fight against the acts of moral policing taking place in the name of culture.Inclusion of women in drum (chande)beating is really excellent. Beautiful pictures. Let us preserve our culture.

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    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    Dear Mam,Sara Aboobeckker, you are quite right and in fact 95% of Managloreans thinks that way.It is high time to revolt against MORAL POLICING IN MANGALORE.When system conveniently collaborates with certain outfits then one like this pathetic situation prevails in Mangalore.Indeed it is shame on so called Mangaloreans who are silently watching the tamasha for quite some time. Interesting part is M/S S.Aboobecker outspoken against system/govt/moral policing in a GOVT sponsored program!!!

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/Abudhabi

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    The above picture shows the true culture of ours. Preserve that culture. Preventing people from going to Pub or disco is none of anyones business. Unwanted rats making noise and hiding in the den. Public should come together and Pest Control whole of Mangalore city to iradicate the menance of moral policing.

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  • Elveera, Kirem

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    "Rani Abbakka fought for freedom. Freedom does not mean to have the liberty to take drugs and alcohol. However, women should imbibe the heroic nature of Rani Abbakka." How true it is. In many houses youngsters are giving problems to their parents. We don't come to know easily such cases. I think awareness on its grave effects should be given to youngsters at early age. Importance to their own religion, rituals and commitment to family & relatives should be practiced by parents from the beginning.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mumbai/Mapusa

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    Start collecting old chappals for Valentine day pooja.............

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  • well said, ibrahim saudi/yanbu

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    Judy, you well said it. Your views are 100% correct.

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  • Dev Sagar, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    A slap on the face of moral police. First of all they don't have any morals or culture. Secondly they are not authorised to conduct raids and attacks. It is the job of the Police force and not the "Poli Force". Nobody is permitted to take law in their own hands. Better they learn the lesson before it is too late.

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    Drugs are banned and no matter who sells or consumes drugs is an offender according to the law and here gender,religion and caste does not matter. But alcohol consumption is permitted under law for any adult irrespective of gender caste or religion and therefore no goons have the right to object to this or harass women who consume alcohol, It is their personal business. By doing so these goons are encroaching upon the fundamental rights of a person.Also having a relationship with a person of another religion is a personal matter and no goon has any business attacking people who intermingle or have a relationship. People who do interfere in others business need to be hanged in public.

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    A bold, but true call for people who love peace and unity. No one has the right to do the moral policign except concerned departments. Goondaism in the name of moral policing should be stopped. Actually it is not moral policing, but, 'haft vasooli'. If any businessman refused 'hafta' his business will be disrupted in the name of moral policing. All the rats are most welcome to click 'disagree'.

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  • m.sadiq mulky, mangalore/jubail

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    Brother Joslynn well said.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / KSA

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    I request all the parents to teach our rich culture to their children, to ensure moral police like BD / SRS become jobless. Afterall, most of the parents do not want to see their children to be in skimpy dresses, moving around with boyfriend / girlfriend, etc.

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  • Joslynn Rooswelt, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    You are absolutely right mam... thousand salutes to u...
    Moral policising should be punished severely....

    But what to do, few rats will jump now & click disagree on my comment...

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