Moral Policing - Goa CM Warns of Stringent Action Against Rama Sene
From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network - Panaji
Panaji, Jun 12: BJP-led Goa government has warned Sri Rama Sene of stringent action, if they try to indulge in moral policing in the state.
Chief minitser Manohar Parrikar on Monday June 11 said that any organisation or individual trying to take law in hand would be dealt with severerely.
“I have read an interview in national newspaper. There are statements like cracking down on pubs and bars in Goa. We will break hands of those who are trying to play with the law and order,” Parrikar said without naming Mutalik.
Mutalik, who is in Goa to participate in the All India Hindu Convention, in an interview to a Goa edition of a national newspaper has claimed that Sene wing will be started in Goa and it would deal with pubs and parties severely.
Sene was in the news in 2009 after its activists allegedly manhandled youths in a Mangalore pub.
“No one has the right to take law in hand. If they have some complaint, they can approach the authorities, they can come to me also,” Parrikar said, adding that `no one has a right to do moral policing in Goa.’
The chief minister said that if anyone finds that illegal activity like prostitution is happening in the state, they can inform the police, who will crack down on it.
On asked whether Sene would be allowed to open its wing in Goa, Parrikar opined `our country is a democratic nation. I will not stop anyone from opening the wing, as long as they believe in law and order.’
“They have to work within the framework of law,” Parrikar said.