Monday, December 29, 2008

Moral police, immoral ways

Moral police, immoral ways

Vigilante action: Hoysala Sene protest outside Fuga bar on Castle street of Brigade Road on Saturday.

Kunal Chatterjee. Bangalore

The city police have denied that activists of Hoysala Sene, a Kannada organisation, vandalised a pub off Brigade Road late on Saturday night as was reported in a section of the media.
More than 200 people, mostly foreigners, were enjoying a party at Fuga in Castle Street when they were allegedly attacked by nearly 50 activists of the Hoysala Sene. However, deputy commissioner of police G Ramesh said that the Sene activists only squatted on the road and demanded the club be cleared as they alleged that a rave party was on in it.
"We checked the club and found that nothing of that sort was happening," he added.
Though a host of cases have been booked under various sections of the law no arrest has been made as yet.
The incident took place at around 10.30 pm when activists stated shouting slogans in front of the pub and alleged that the pub was allowing the use of drugs on its premises.
Activists claimed that the pub's activities were against the Karnataka's culture. They shouted slogans that the commissioner had banned discos but this pub was violating the ban.Police rushed to the spot after which the Sene crowd dispersed.


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