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Mangalore: Outrage over Attack on Girls - Issue Gains National Attention


Mangalore: Outrage over Attack on Girls - Issue Gains National Attention

Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Jan 25: The inhuman attack on young girls allegedly by Srirama Sene and Bajaranga Dal activists, though not seriously taken by the local authorities yet, has now gained national attention.

Usually only major issues like communal disturbances and international events were seen on the national television channels.  But Saturday's attack is now being highlighted on national television.



At least three national TV channels contacted Daijiworld office on Sunday  requesting  to share exclusive video footage taken by the daijiworld videographer.  Other national print media also requested permission from daijiworld to provide them with exclusive 'action' pictures published on daijiworld.

Times Now ,one of the leading News Channels says in its report that at least two women have been hospitalized and are undergoing treatment.  Ten suspected activists of Sri Ram Sene have been taken into custody on charges of assaulting customers of a pub in the busy Balmatta Road in the heart of the city.  IGP (Western Range) A M Prasad said the attackers alleged that the pub owner was allowing the boys and girls to dance in an "obscene manner".  No damage has been caused to the pub in the incident, he added.

On the other hand, The Sri Rama Sene and the Bajarang Dal have also separately claimed responsibility for the attack.  Prasad Attavar, State Deputy Convener of the Sri Ram Sena said that it was a spontaneous reaction against women, who flouted traditional Indian norms of decency.

According to Times Now News Channel, on Saturday evening at around 4 pm, two people approached the front desk of the pub and requested permission to enter the premises.  They said that they wanted to see what was going on inside.

Soon, nearly 40 people barged into the pub and targeted a group of five women, who had placed a lunch order.  Subsequently, another group attacked three other women in the pub.

Apart from media, women's rights advocacy groups have demanded immediate action against the attackers.

Reacting angrily to this horrifying incident, Women's Rights activist Madhu Kishwar said that the attackers have good political links and are a part of extortionist gang.  She went on to add, "The attack is an attempt to spread terror amongst restaurant owners in the city.  They cannot just keep expressing their anger over Americanized lifestyle in this manner."

Ranjana Kumar, another Women's Rights activist condemned the attack and strongly said that the men involved in this attack should be charged for assaulting women. She said, "This is an outrageous and a horrible incident. No one has the right to infringe on other's freedom.  Such kind of acts is absolutely unacceptable.  Those responsible should be immediately arrested and strict action should be taken against them."

"Because these kinds of attackers are let off scot free, such attacks continue all across the country.  I don't think these people had any business to get involved in others lives," added the activist.

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  • Jasmin, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 6 2009

    Sure why not … blame the videographer…In case you completely failed to notice, his work provided evidence. When was the last time authorities actually did something constructive in these situations? Buddy wake up and smell the coffee!!

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  • Franklin, Nerul

    Fri, Jan 30 2009

    It's evident from the pictures that media was privy to the incident. Doesn't it have any social responsibility to inform police instead of playing Nero {When Rome was burning Nero was fiddling}

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  • Muralimohan, Maradihally

    Thu, Jan 29 2009

    •The Bharatiya culture is not a pub culture.

    •We are not seen in the Bharatiya culture Girls are sitting in pubs.

    •The Independence is not for behave as an uncultured way.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 29 2009

    Karnataka is not a safe place to live anymore. I'm so happy to leave those small-minded folks thousands of miles away from where I live now. Religious fanatics and narrow  minded people ruin it for everyone. A weak government  compounds the problem.

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  • Bipin, Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 28 2009

    If the journelist think that those girls did not commit any mistake then why are they still hiding behind dungeon. Show your face and tell I want to booze and dance please give me police protection with the tax payers money.

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  • cedric, mumbai

    Wed, Jan 28 2009

    I am really ashamed to call my self Mangalorean becoz of sri ram sena. The culprits will be let free becoz it is a BJP govt at the state level. Karnataka will be the next gujurat thanks to BJP who nuture these goondas.

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  • Apurva Kumar, Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 28 2009

    The savage act of assaulting women deserves to be condemned. But when i read most of the opinions posted, the first impression i got was yet again , like so many million times, our concerns are utterly out of focus. Talk about people expressinng Shame for being Mangaloreans. What the hell!!! How come a city comes to become responsible for few mens' action?

    Mangalore plays an important role in the economy of the state. Why victimize mangalore? Few people are surprisingly backing an assault like this. Resorting to violence of this nature is certainly not the way to go about. Suspecting party A to conspire against Party B, or deeming ruling govt absolutely incapable of handling the issue are some more examples of how we have lost focus. As things stand today, everything seems bad. Lets hope we all can find our way back to CIVILIZATION.

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  • shobana, Mysore

    Wed, Jan 28 2009

    Oh come whats wrong in going to a pub for a dance? if you dont like it you sit at home. Its similar to going to a park or a movie theatre for some fun. If you call all this westernisation then please wear some leaves and stay in caves. Throw your TV into garbage as its also westernisation. Stop taking drugs for better health thats also westernisation. Dont use a car .. use a bullock cart.

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  • Sadanada , Manipal

    Tue, Jan 27 2009

    Everything on TV channels censored, perhaps you mean women should be beaten on the street of India for having TV society? TV channels improve the modernization Taliban can only ban TV till today music is banned in Taliban society.

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  • manju pai, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 27 2009

    we all should be proud of Sri Ram Sena.they have stopped the hindu girls from destroying their own lives.

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  • Ritesh Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 27 2009

    Minister Krishna Palemar is defending the Srirama Sena goondas. These uncultured and uncivilised hooligans need not teach culture Mr.Palemar.Bhajrang Dal and Srirama Sene are two cancerous outfits who spoil the name of Hindu Religion and Lord Rama.So ban Bhajrang Dal and Srirama sene immediately.

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  • Bobby, Chennai/Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 27 2009

    It is sad to see that in the 63rd year of this country's independence, we seem to have already started losing our independence again... and to who?!! Irrespective of what went on inside the pub, there is a proper channel to deal with unlawful activities (if there was anything illegal going on at all ). Who elected these cowardly goons (It took 40 of them to deal with a few women???) to power? Who gave them the right to take law into their own hands?

    Every single one of those men who participated in this outrageous activity should be SEVERELY punished. At a time when Indians should be standing united to fight terrorism it is sad to see such events dominating the media. Anybody who supports such barbaric activities should be ashamed of calling themselves humans (let alone Indians). Shameful!!!

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  • SAVITHA, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 27 2009

    DEAR SHASHI,THE WORK DONE BY RAMA SENA IS GOOD BUT THE WAY THEY DID IT WAS WRONG.CAN U JUST IMAGINE YOUR SISTER OR DAUGHTER IN THE PUB DRINKING DANCING AND ALL WILL U TOLERATE THAT??? THESE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO DO GOOD THINGS BUT THEIR WAYS OF DOING IS WRONG..

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  • stanley, dubai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    All memebers of BJP & their alliances are illeterate international criminals. Do they know anything other than destroying peace and harmony of the society ...? they are born crooks & goondas...call NSG and kill them all... clean the dirt from root...

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  • Capt M Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 27 2009

    The role of Media knowingly or unknowingly is commendable in drawing national attention for the poor show exhibited by our self d police. The very fact of celebrating independence/republic day is meaningless if independence is not allowed to be exercised by every new groups arising every second day with thier self d dos/donts

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  • shashi, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Tell me useless bajarangadal and Rama Sena.....can you just mention single good work done by you for the society...you are a black name for our Mangalore...... I am also a Hindu....but I cant tolerate this type of stupid activities by these sena's...it needs to be banned......

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  • Sharma, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I am Suprised to read the comments given by few people in here. Do you really justify this attack ? Some people taking laws in their own hands and attacking girls? They themselves may have been drunk ? Tomorrow the same people may misuse this excuse and make all the girls lives in mangalore a mess. Imagine if a NRI girl was Hit by these people ,

    What image it would have shown of Mangalore? No NRI student will ever think of coming and studying over here. Hitting girls has already made the name of Mangalore go low. The people who attacked I bet were outs themselves. The faces of the guys are clear. Mangalore is a small Place. Do The Needfull. Time to Clean the Dirt. Thank You Daijiworld once again!

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Dear Reshma Immoral activities exists in India & in Mangalore before u and I were born. If these goondas call themselves savior of society why can't they go to Bombay Grant Road and raise at least slogans against flesh trade.

    Can they imagine to come back safely. Hitting few girls and boys with the gang of 40 rowdies is which culture? For your kind information in majority of the cases if the mother was flirt in her young days assume that even the daughter might be the same .

    After all it is the duty of parents to take care of their children not these uneducated goondas. Reshma one straight question will you please propose for your daughter’s marriage boys from the same group or similar characters as your son- in-laws?

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  • madhu, bangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Please vote for BJP and you will see more of these kinds of stupid acts???? take care

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  • Adarsh, udupi

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Reshma, being a woman ,never expected such irresponsible comment from your end..u need to give a thought..tommorow it might happen to you too,anything can happen in Mangalore when we have mean mentality people like you...

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  • DANNY, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I belive that nobody has the rights to interfere in anybody's life, Please try and learn respect girls. I belive the saudi government rules should be improvised in only mangalore. Goons have became a big trouble here, it does not look good when the city is rapidly impoving. These goons should show their guts fighting against terrorist. I call these People INDIAN TERRORIST, TERRORIST ARE LIKE PEST AND PEST SHOULD BE KILLED, I sometime really dream about having a superhero for our nation, unforunately happens only in movies. HELL WITH DOMESTIC TERRORIST.

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  • Ravi Kadri, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    My dear writers, please cool down and use your commensence. Cultural corruption in our society must be stopped. As existing system is failed to act, these outfits are doing policing works. At least some one is bringing our youngsters wrongdoing to open and directly or indirectly they are helping the society. Unfortunately just because BJP is in power writers are more intrested in blaming BJP than looking at real problem.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Ms. reshma who asks 'what if your daughter was there' must remember that these very goonda broke into our places of worship and vandalised. The girls in the pub were may be residents of Mangalore for studies. Tomorrow, you or your women-relatives will be in one of the institutions where they will barge in and do the rampage. Will you agree for this ?

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  • N.Bhandary, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    These hooligans should be hanged.. It is the responsibility of local administration to act fast. The same group is encouraging for this type of activities. Give them the maximum punishment. It is shocking to see the video clips. Mangalore is supposed to be the Best / beautiful place of whole of India, unfortunately it is no more. I feel all this kind of activities done by outsiders. Govt. pls. take action ACTION ACTION to punish CULPRIT.

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  • Taniya, USA

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Who gave rghts to these people to take the law in their hands. I guess the people who were behind these act are the people who are drunkards and a menace to the society. Politicians are the ones who create these stuff.......

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  • maisie , mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    To all those who attacked,Ram sena & bajrang dal, why don't you first stop the TV serials & the bollywood programmes that influence this lifestyle & the young minds why do u allow these shows ? coz they are lucurative? ?First stop the so called half naked dances. you think those are ok for they give u thrills?think of the influence on young mind when the TV serials that exhibit & suggest that extra marital relationships are ok.

    All this too is against our culture. Shame on the Mangalore police who can't take care of the situation in Mangalore. This definately has a political link.

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  • ABDUL AZIZ, MUMBAI

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Almighty is watching everything , he will punish wrong doers severly very soon.

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  • Ravi Poojary, karkala/Qatar

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Reshma, "What if my daughter was there!" If I (we) had such daughter it is my (our) responsibility to have control over her behaviour or police can act. Please bear in mind that monkey goondas action was not required there.

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  • reshma, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    What if your daughter was there and boozing and dancing semi-nude like those spoilt brats.Those girls should also be punished for spoiling the name of Mangalore by involving in immoral acts . Give it a thought.

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  • John, Dubai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    This is just a case of a kind of complex of Daylight Gentlemenship.See those girls go there with their own cash,not from your home.If they are really for what they say, Let them fight through law. These pubs/activities. If you respect Women,how can u do this?

    Imagine dear Sena,tomorrow,your sister or mother can be on the same situation.In the name of God!!! Dont you see bollywood films? cant you stop actresses from showing off their nudeness? don't you enjoy that?

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  • CJ Simon, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    It is gratifying note at this sad moment that tv channels like, times now, ndtv, daiji world, have highlighted this news and demanded justice.

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  • Prema Monteiro, M'lore / Qatar

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Jobless activists!! Instead of attacking girls why can’t you fill up the pot holes on the roads....at least people would appreciate your good deed and your so called groups would be in media for good reason for a change.

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  • Rohan, mangalroe

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I salute the Moral Police of Mangalore(self proclaimed).Thanks for reminding us that our society has lost its values but remember you are doing nothing but breaking people in the name of building a society .You have sown wind ,certainly you will reap the whirlwind.

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  • SANDEEP KUMAR, QATAR

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I AM ASHAMED TO SAY THAT I AM AN MANGALOREAN. REALLY...

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  • Anselm, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Let the BJP Government decide what action to be taken against these Indian TALIBANS

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  • Rowena Fernandes, Mysore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Sri Rama Sena's goondas should be arrested immediately and also their God Father Pramod Mutalik.We are celebrating 60th Republic Day and Hindu hooligans beating the young and innocent girls mercilessly. These Hindu extremists should know that we are not in Afganistan.Sri Rama Sena and Bhajrang Dal hooligans should go to Kashmir and fight the terrorists,if the have guts.

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  • Prashanth Shetty, Shirva/Abudhabi

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    It is the responsibility of local administration to act fast. District commissioner should reprimand police force to nab the culprit. I still wonder why they targeted those two girls. Are they drug peddler, I doubt. It may be the rivalries between two hoteliers who want to tarnish the name of the other.

    As per the NTDV news, some spoke person of sri ram sena was saying that they have warned that hotelier for drug peddling in their premises but he denied about beating of girls by their members. Then who is the ring leader and what is their motive. The picture of the culprit is flashed in this web site and all other news media. Why can’t Daijiworld investigate further and publish the name of the miscreants.

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  • sharma, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    This is a wake up call to all the people . Today they just invaded a pub without any right and hit innocent people . If these people are encouraged , trust me these will misuse this and create more crimes and play with the women around. Mangalore also needs good places to come up like malls and good pubs etc... , that is when good companies establish their base in mangalore. Girls go Wearing short skirts in malls too and also in movie theatres , will you stop that also? will you stop alcohol been served in restaurants too?

    We also have a lot of NRI students coming to Mangalore For education ? will you stop that also? How will Mangalore Grow? Will you all make the girls cover their face anymore when they are in public? This is India , and mangalore is in it , not an gulf country . People of Mangalore who have common sense please be United and get together. Daijiworld is a really good medium . Thank You For giving us a medium to express ourselves.

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  • K.S.Abubaker Pallipadi, Pallipadi,Addoor

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    This is a national shame of India.Ramasena and Bajarangdal not a police or military for the govt of Karnataka. Every Indians have rights to do they liked.Please take serious action in this matter.

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  • Deeraj Shetty, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    CM give free hand to police to take action on these assailant. No one should dare to do such things in Mangalore. These people cannot be so called “MANGALOREANS”. Who has given them this right? Politicians please don’t support these activities and make us feel guilty for voting you.

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  • Padmanabha Shenoy, Udupi /Dammam Saudi Arabia

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    It is the time to think Mr. Acharya the home minister who is openly supporting Rama Sena and Bajrangdal. today may be it is in the pub tomorrow they may attack homes too....Mr. Acharya wakeup before you loose your position.

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  • Lokanath.d, Bantwal/Iran

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Yes,now it is the right time to take a serious action against the people who take law into their hands,also it is the right time to take serious action against the people who indulge in a illegal activities in public places,any way police should investigate the matter thoroughly,bring the culprits under the law,It is happening because of duty lapse of police department, I feel one side statement is not correct.

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  • sarika, mumbai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Is it Taliban raj is going on in Mangalore? Daiji it is the time to take some concrete steps.

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  • siddharth, delhi

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Mangalore has always been my 2nd home.  I had been a student of KMc.and to see this kind of nonsense by miscreants happening in such a peaceful and lovely city is really shocking.c'mon mangalorites gear up....lets fight these goons.

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  • vijay kamath, mangalore/sharjah

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    When watching ndtv on the republic day, I felt that importance is more on this episode than the day is known for. I have a small doubt, if this attack on that day was unexpected ,from where did the media got the information,  I hope it is not a game from cong to spoil bjp's reputation. when lot of terror suspects were caught from Mangalore,where was this great moily?. I felt ashamed when hearing mr.moily saying that he is ashamed to be a Mangalorean

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  • Clement, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I read this shocking news first from Daiji, but later when I was watching the Kannada news no importance was highlighted regarding this issue. But when I switched on to Times Now I was extremely happy to know that they had highlighted this matter and had taken this to the Union Minister, where she has promised to take this matter to the Election Commissioner. The Culprit should be severely punished, who are they to take law in their hand. Mangalore is no more safe. I appeal to the people of Mangalore to never support such groups which make others life miserable.

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  • ROOPA, MANGALORE-DUBAI

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Its good that such an issue has got National attention. The so called culture protectors claim that there was obsene dancing going on etc, so where are the pictures. All the girls who were so badly beaten were dresssed pretty decent. No matter what one says - this issue looks pretty preplanned, you can see that so many people have come with cameras etc. Is this to ruin the pub reputation?? get political attention, jealousy and incompetence. Please check and print media, we count on you.

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  • Vivian Castelino, Puttur / Dubai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    To get different views, normally I watch Geo TV here in Dubai for few moments. last evening 1900 news broadcast which lasted for 3 minutes, two minutes news was devoted to our Mangalore incident with Video clips, giving clear picture of our heroes and their action. I guess the perperators of this voilence now can claim that, they are successful in bringing our Mangalore's name in the international news Map. Bravo

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  • Saurav, Maharashtra

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Living 4 years of my life as a student in this part of the country I have a special love for Mangalore. These types of ghastly incidents need to be condemned by all sections of the society. Vandalism in the name of Moralism. Anything in the way of our freedom can't be tolerated. If these people are so enthusiastic about doing something for the society, they should go and fight the terrorists.In my opinion, these are nothing but frustrated people.. When they can't control their frustration and desperation, they engage in such acts !!!

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  • Walter Saldanha, Mangalore, India

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    This is a crime against women, it is outraging their modesty as well as accusing all those women who have visited that joint in the past as those of lose character. It is disrespect to women and has brought bad name to Mangalore all around the world. It is an insult to our constitution and a big blow for democracy.

    Talibanism has come to Mangalore and the Govt. has done nothing about it. What development is taking place, goondaism and hooliganism? Women all over India need to unite against the atrocities committed against them. I am asking the women India and abroad why do you keep quiet, and are you waiting till you are attacked, why are you not raising your voice? Do you need bajrangdal and ramsene to define a dresscode for you? You don't have your freedom to decide what you want to wear? Should you all want to be considered that you do not know to be modest? Why the women are quiet, for it did not happen to you, or do you approve it? Are you waiting for somebody else to assert for you?

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  • A. Prabhu, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    They call themselves Ramasena, the protectors of culture. All they can do is attack innocent nuns and girls. Why not rename these uncultured beasts as 'Seetasena'?

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  • Satsih, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Respected Home Minister, Please give law and order duty to the respected departments, but not to the religious groups. We are in the 21st century.

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  • Ravindranath Shetty, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    India is democratic country. No one has the right to take law into their hand. Hardcore religious movement is definitely not part of democracy. Yes, deterioration of moral values among the younger generation is a serious problem our society is facing. Pub culture, beer culture, drug culture is a serious curse. I would call this “Pseudo Status Culture”. Parents drink alcohol, smoke and use unparliamentary words or follow Pseudo Status Culture in front of the children. Children naturally believe and follow the parents. What we need to do is, we parents should come out of this pseudo status culture and be an example to our future generation. Talibanization definitely will not solve such problems. But talibanization will grow with the help of “Pseudo Status Culture.” Choice is ours, we earn our future with what we do and what we practice.

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  • rohan, karkala,attur

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    We are celebrating our Republic day today and its shame on us (Magalorean) that  even  now also we are not able to get our freedom!!!! where do we stand on human rights?

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  • Norbert, Mnagalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    " First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me." - Martin Niem"ller. All the Women / girls of Mangalore wake up, get together and bash up these bajrangis and Ram Senas. You are capable of doing a better job than the police. Organise protests. If it is not now it may be never!! Or may be toooooooooo late!!

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  • Mithun, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    We come from the place were women are worshipped, this incedent is a black mark in Mangalore history. What a shame."!!!, There should be legal action taken against it, each & everyone involved in it should be punished.

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  • akhtar, India

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Come on, Government of Karnataka. What do you mean by 'suspected activities'. Cant you and dont you or wont you see them in the photos and they are called suspected? Fine way of dealing. World is laughing at the way our women are treated.

    Only for a second - suppose - the one who took the beating was unfortunately your own family member, how would you react. Our own fault. We elected the new Government, who only makes promises in public, argues ever incidence beautifully in their favour and get away even with murder. Might is right, is it? Remember, every dog has its day may be now, may be later.The Almighty is really a caring one.

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  • Neil, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Enough talk and accusations. Lets ask who will take responsibilty ensuring justice to the end. a) Congress ? b) BJP ? c) The NRI's who are commenting below? d) Yeddiurappa / Acharya ? e) IG / SP / DSP ? f) Renuka Choudary / Womens Rights groups g) All college students union. Personally I think the Students Union is the most capable, powerful and visible. Probably more than all the others. Request the President to take note that the city is truly looking up at you now. Please show the world that you dont subscribe to these factions. Fellow citizens, Please comment and encourage.

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  • Kashif Kahn, Canada

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I think these fanatics would be well advised to learn something about the horrific consequences of fanaticism for India's development and stature. My native Pakistan has already gone to the dogs on account of Islamic fundamentalism. India, by contrast, is a rising star and widely forecasted to be a major power in the 21st century. Why sully its international image and economic development with such acts of barbarism and intolerance? Please don't let India go the way of Pakistan!

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  • Maria, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Shame on you ramasene. You have no right to curtail others freedom.you never become heroes by doing such nuisance.First watch your own sisters.I guess our "homeminister" might be boasting about the heroic act of these "monkeys".do something really that is worth appreciating.

    Can't these hooligans see the horrible roads in mangalore? Why can't they set these things right? Why don't these attack our lazy politicians who are good for nothing? you are a blackspot to our country.

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  • LLOYD MARTIS, udupi

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Well done Daiji team.the video clearly tells how these ramasena radicles attacked on our youth.its time to wake up and punish those miscreants who do not lives peacefully and not allow others to live.

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  • Dhyan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    If " drinking " is against our culture. Is " hitting women " part of it ?

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  • Gincy, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Hats of to you daijiworld for this article. All the women should get together and bash up these bajrangis and Ram Senas. The women will do a better job than the police. Chief Minister are you sleeping...its time to wake up.

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  • JDas, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    While this issue has gained national headlines, the most read local newspaper 'Udayvani" has relegated this to a small issue saying it as a "raid on bar".Are they scared of these self appointed saffron moral police?.

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  • kiran mangalore, mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    I hope that the rama sena or bajrang dal people hail from good families. What they achived in securing culture is showig their true identity. What will they gain in the feature by beating 5 girls . Shame on you all .

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  • Ramya Shenoy, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Its a national shame.Mangalore never witnessed such a brutuality on young women.Who has authorised Srirama Sena and Bhajrang Dal  to take the law in hand? What are the CM and Home Minister doing? What about the IGP and SP? I wish All College Students Union  come to the streets and demand immediate arrest of all those 40 Srirama Sena and Bhajrangdal activists .

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  • SM Kotian, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    It is dowright Outrageous and shameful act which should be condemned strongly . This action should have a very strong reaction . The people who claim responsibility should be taken to task and an example should be set so that in future we dont have such recurring incidents. Else we will have more number of such incidents.

    Actually these boys are jobless and they feel a sense of hopelessness creeping into them when they see around people enjoying and there are some vested politicians who throw some bread crumbs at them to meet their own political agenda. The people behind this despicable act should be punished immediatley or Mangalore will go the Taliban way.........Managlore is slipping.its time to act.....before matters goes from bad to worse....Jai Hind

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  • Lionel, Mangalore/Kwt

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I ve been a student in mangalore for the last 6 years and am from mangalore. i think all the news channels were sleeping all the while,because this is not the first such inccidents have been happening. Everybody knows the Ram Sena u call it,the Bajranga dala all are part of one big organization the BJP.And thats the obvious reason why there was no reaction from the CM. 

    Im sure he'll be cooking a story which will be out tomorow morning. Half the riots happening in mangalore happen because of these people who take the law in their hands.and if u dont know this was actually a small issue made big.the big issues are usually not shown ie. the killings.weapons used like the "long" which is a means of slaughter in mangalore and which happens every fortnight.

    I am proof to all this because I have lived in these times and situations At first I found it a bit scary because I am an NRI had an upbringing in Kuwait.But by the later stages it just became part of life.these issues you'll talk about happen too often and restricts our freedom.

    Now ill tell you another thing when the Hindu Muslim riot had taken place in mangalore 2 years back.NDTV claimed that there were 3-4 deaths.  Well I can say that was just in my area.Muslim ladies and children were slaughtered by these so called protectors of the law,the figure being close to 30in the ullal region.these muslims seeked protection in christian houses. All these people are part of this big organization the BJP. If u go interview people in mangalore by not disclosing their identity most would say the same. None of the news chanels actually know the truth because their sources are not good enough and because they all are always too late at the scene.Sorry to say

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  • Napolean.H, KGF/CANADA

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Dear people of Mangalore, please don't let your beautiful city in hands of wrong people ,Nobody can save except you all have to get united now. This is the time,

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  • Ajit Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Well done Daijiworld, Keep on publishing these pictures until the culprits of this henious crime are brought to book.

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  • Caren, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    This coward act is outrageous. I am shocked by the very attitude of some people. India and developing... neah... I think its going all downhill... Aishwarya Rai wears swimwear, she gets a crown... next day she was praised? Why such double standards towards general public. Every individual is resposible for his/her own act and girls still have their parents to decide for them so guys please look after your own sisters that would be appreciated.

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  • Azeem, Dubai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    We are ashamed to see these type of incidents happening in our country.how long we have to see these type of incidents happening around us?we are also an Indians we do have feelings about our culture and about our nations growth.by doing this type of stupid and silly things nobody can serve the nation in any way.we are not supposed to take the law in our hands.we are really wondering the comments made by the spokes person of Ram sena.

    In his 15minutes talk he has changed his words more than 3 times.firstly he refused to recognise the pepole behind this when he was counter attacked with the question then he said we are doing it with the purpose saving indian culture but the gentlemen failed to recognise, nobody in this world attacks on women. So its our prime duty to make understand the people of bajrangdal and Ramsena to recognise the women,children and public properties. Unfortunately the government of karnataka not taking any kind of steps to stop these kind of activities.if same continues, we fear that one day it will be very difficult to go market and buy daily needs.

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  • Shiva, London

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to the world, the Hindu Taliban. Monkey groups like the Ram Sene and The Bajrang Dal must be crushed before Mangalore or India for that matter turns out to be Afghanistan/Pakistan part 2. And then we always have the Americans and Brits to sort these  out. A few months back, these same people were distributing books for the poor people.

    A few months later, they are attacking the locals. A few years later they will order the shutdown of pubs and probably order all women and girls to stay at home. I doubt India will progress if these desperate monkeys are allowed to chat like this. And the sad part is that the chief minister is mixed with all of them.

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  • Sandeep, Los Angeles

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    What a bunch of cowards! 40 guys beating up 5 girls?? What makes them think that are the ones to decide what is right or wrong for the people of the city? Hope the culprits are caught and thrown into prison for a long time.

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  • E.Fernandes, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Seriously as a student all I have to say is all these "sena" people are just jobless attention seeking fools, who just happen to have immense political clout.So apparently they have a problem with females dressing, hypocrites will be the no.1 on Fashion TV midnight screenings fan lists.

    Get a life! The only reason these people actually have is jealousy. They cant be a part of such a lifestyle so why not destroy it?!.I swear I hope all such miscreants suddenly develop warts ALL OVER their worthless bodies.

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  • Willfy, UAE/Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Dear President of India, for how many more events you are looking before you impose president rule in Karnataka? We the people of Mangalore and arround have lost faith on this govt. Please take action else such events turns the innocent hurted people into goondas.

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  • lourdes, laxman

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Its time to act.... there is a mangalore bandh on 28th (tuesday). None of these culprits should be spared.... If you see any of these in mlore. well you know what to do best.....

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  • Rizwan, mangalore/dubai

    Mon, Jan 26 2009

    Its very sad its totally unaccepted strict action should be taken against these goondas and antisocial elements of the society Daiji world you must take this matter to the highest authority and see that these people are punished.These are very shocking scenes

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Country has woken up! World is watching. Unfortunately Karnataka Govt is clapping for the down fall. Greed for power should not go so low. I saw Times Now and NDTV footage. Our State govt is clapping and we are ashamed. We have wrong people representing Karnataka. During such a recession, lot of loot money of bribe may be available. Say no more. Our govt of Karnataka is unfit to rule because they are part of creation of the worst. Have we seen such a day in Karnataka, perticularly in Mangalore? In the name of religion and culture,it came as a package deal. Check the circled people on national TV. They are heros. How the hell wants to go to Manngalore and Karnataka! BJP Govt you take it all. Good Luckl!

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  • Tanya, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Well done Daiji!! Sad to see our home town go to the dogs.Strict action should be taken on these uncultured hooligans.Nobody has the right to curtail anothers freedom.I feel this watchdog business should be first taken on themselves and their families.

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  • Jerusha Sequeira, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    As a girl I am absolutely outraged by the way in which these girls were so shamelessly attacked in broad daylight. What gives the Sri Ram Sena the right to decide the kind of behaviour women should indulge in? And on what basis are they making the allegation that the women were indecently dressed? All the women in the videos are wearing pants and not shorts as claimed by Sri Ram Sena. The authorities must take severe action against this so called 'moral policing' and these kind of fanatic organisations must be completely banned. This kind of lawlessness gives our city a bad name. I definitely wouldnt feel safe if I went back to Mangalore as long as these kind of organisations exist

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  • Dileep, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    This is nothing to do with culture, creed... It’s just JELOUSEY …. These people can’t afford to have a lavish life and wear any modern dress and when they see these pretty girls... They just can’t digest their happiness and style and they try to snatch their freedom in the name of religion.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore/Ajman

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Get Ready to see the City go in to Talibanisation or go into the Hands of the Goondas. The Home Minister must be clapping his hands because he will say that these Fanatic Organisation have done what is right. So get ready for the Worst.

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  • Antony T. D' Souza, Karkala/Qatar

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    A crime of Talibaan stature should not miss the National or World wide attention too !. By terror they compel to transform the society into a Sainthood. What a evil methodology !

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  • Navin L., Mangalore/Capetown

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Outrageous to say the least! This kind of uncivilised behaviour in the 21st century is a shame to our country. I cannot understand why should someone infringe on my freedom to enjoy my hard earned money in a pub or restaurant. If I do something unlawful let someone complain to the proper law enforcing authority. How can someone take law into his hands and assault the one who exercises his freedom in a democratic country. The outfits that support such uncivilised behaviour should be banned. This is not an isolated incident. Such 'goondism' is taking place also in other cities of India.

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  • Manohar Dsouza, Mangalore/Bahrain

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    IGP says no damage has been done to the pub in the attack! Dear Mr. Prasad what about the damage to the credibility [I don’t think much is left anyway] of the district administration and your department? You are supposed to protect our fundamental rights, not to be a spokesman of these anti social elements.

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  • Arun, Mlore-Dxb

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Very true..I hope this takes a national attention and pressure the home minster to directly look into the matter. Otherwise no women, Couples Husband & wives or family could never anymore have a quite time out at the restaurants or people could have some quality time in the city pubs. Pub owners should expect such incidents and provide suitable security to its customers. I request ABVP on behalf of the students to prtotest aginst what happend. Dear Ministers/DC/ police officials please take proper action immidietly.

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  • Abdulla Shafi, Kannur/Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Indeed,this inhuman attack on girls needs to be highlighted on national channels because its concerned with the dignity of women in india.Women's right have to push this case to the central government and Groups like Srirama Sene and Bajaranga Dal shall be banned in entire india.

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    This is clear evidence of hooliganism at its best. It doesn't surprise me. Our authorities are rank useless in handling these anti social elements. The fearless (on camera) way they went on their heinous act suggests they fear nothing. Unfortunately these activists are third rate citizens. Why wait catch them and punish them they are caught on video. They have political nexus for sure. People, before bringing BJP to power think again. Do we want to live in peace and prosperity or in pieces? Decide!

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  • Nithesh Rai, Mangalore/Muscat

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    I have seen this place Froth is name. its very shame on us ,to see young boys and girls are taking drinks in this place and even you can see all the notorious activities happening here. if the modernisation is social drinking then you can allow this to happen in our city.

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  • R.T.Shetty, Doha/sitanadi

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    It is hightime that the authorites dealt strictly with the so called moral police. These elements are Talibanising the Mangalore area and coastal belt which was peaceful a couple of years back.If these people are so much worried about the morality of their woman then they shall make people aware of that rather than indulging in muscle power

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Either these police shall help the common people or we may have to take the help of already banned terrorist organisations to stop this menace.

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  • RAJESH , chennai

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    such people should be jailed for violating human rights.

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  • NRI Dubai, Balmatta Road

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Excellent,.. Good work Daiji! Keep it up !

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  • Vincy, shamboor/Bangkok

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Dear Friends, do not misunderstand It is Ram-Bhan a Indian Version of Taliban, Rama Sene and Bajarang Dal are assigned duty to protect our society from westernization. Dear Young students do not be upset on the issue, they are your protectors and you only voted them and they are in power. It’s like Taliban Rule in the city. Women cannot go on motorbikes with a friend or own brother, they should not wear jeans, they should not dance, they should not have a boy friend, No more short skirts, and many more rules on agenda of Rama Sene and Bajarang Dal to be implemented in Mangalore on or before 14 Feb 2009.So girls and boys be prepared!!

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Viewers please watch the video clip Terrorism in our Mangalore .

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Thank you for the feed-back. We don't need thugs telling us who we should dine out with or whose company should be avoided. Mangalore is home for even students from outside the country. If such moral poiciing continues, our university/colleges will be haunting. We women are in 21st centry when being clad in Sari and getting out of the house just to go for worship cannot be expected. When today a family cannot survive on just the man's income, women need liberty to move about. Slavery is the practice of primitive society.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    We are glad that in India at least Media is very strong. Many question arises. Who gave the authority to these goondas take law into their hands. Are they new brand of Taliban outfit? If the world cries to ban Taliban why not these fanatic groups in India immediately. Molesting, hitting girls at day time is what type of culture? Who gave them the authority to indulge this type of heinous crime? Which politicians are behind them? Is Home Minister is incapable as regularly miscreants activities are happening in Mangalore and peace is destroyed. Is our police department is incapable or are they being terrorized and controlled so that their hands and legs are tight. The only solution if the Karnataka Govt. in incapable of handling law and order, then there is no choice but Indian President Rule.

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  • Ashley, Mangalore / Dubai

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Shame on such people who do such acts of vandalism and bring bad name to our beautiful city, if they are so worried let them keep a vigil on the women of thier families, they have no right to stop anyone else from exersicing thier freedom.

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  • Rocky, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 25 2009

    Well done Daiji. Strict action should be taken against these culprits.

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