Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Mangalore Massacre

I hope most of you read or heard about the Mangalore pub incident. For those who didn’t know about that, let me tell you what was reported in the news about that. A group of people, all members of a religious outfit called Sri Ram Sena, stormed a pub in Mangalore and beat up the persons who were partying inside, irrespective of the gender. And some unknown sources also reported that some of the girls were molested too. The reason for the attack as told by the Shri Ram Sena outfit was, these people (who are partying) were violating the rich Indian Culture.

Now, here is a small piece on interview of Pramod Muthalik, the founder of the Shri Ram Sena.

How can you continue to justify the Mangalore incident?
I will always stand by my statement that the intention behind the Mangalore attack was correct and we did nothing wrong in raising this issue.
What is wrong in opposing the pub, drug and club culture? Someone had to raise this issue. We decided to do so as no one else seemed to be bothered about it. We have a responsibility towards society and we need to safeguard Indian culture. Pub culture is Western and we don't need it.

Who has appointed you a moral policeman?
Nobody needs to appoint me. This is a democracy and we have the right to raise our voice if we think something is wrong.

Why do you resort to violence? You have no right to hit anyone, especially women.

I am saddened by the fact that the incident turned violent. There was never an intention to resort to violence. But the reports of attacking women and molesting them are wrong -- they have been created by the media.

Why do you have a problem with people who want to have some fun in a pub?
As I mentioned earlier, pub culture is not Indian and we do not need to ape the West. Girls are resorting to all sorts of rubbish due to lack of guidance. We will continue to raise our voice and will also take the help of law enforcement agencies to ensure that students do not tread the wrong path.

Your answers indicate that there will be more trouble in Karnataka.
There will be no violence, but we will raise our voice. We will not allow Valentine's Day celebration as it is not part of our culture. We will take the help of the police and college students to ensure that nobody celebrates Valentine's Day.


Now, anybody who saw the clippings of the attacks will strongly disagree the way the attack was carried out. The way the girls were bashed made me rethink whether this is India(where females are highly respected) or some other alien nation. In one clipping, a running girl was beaten hard on her face with such a force that she literally flew down.

In my childhood, I used to hear that in Muslim countries, women are beaten up for indecent acts and men are castrated. Now I work in one of those Muslim countries and I never hear about incidents like this here. This makes me wonder whether our “rich Indian Culture” permits these insane acts.

If you see the revered Mr. Muthalik’s interview, you’ll notice the phrase “This is a democracy and we have the right to raise our voice if we think something is wrong”. Now Sir, we too live in the same democracy and we too have our share of rights. Also, why the hell are you voicing your opinion about girls resorting to taking drugs, boozing, wearing mini-skirts? Are the males OK to do this?

Do the following with perfection before carrying out any more indecent acts like this:
• Ask your followers to stop wearing western dresses like jeans, tees.
• Tell them to stop boozing and smoking.
• Tell them to get up early in the morning and do puja to all the sacred Indian Gods.
• Restrain them from celebrating the New Year Eve, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day etc.
• Tell them not to work in MNC’s (as management expect the employees to respect the client traditions).
• Advice them to stop eating noodles(Chinese), pizzas and burgers(western) etc.

These are only a few of the things you should do before questioning others and please note that there are a lot of other issues and methods to protest in our country. Please let us live the way we want.

Also, it’s sad to see that all the 27 accused got bails instantly and they are roaming freely among us.

All my friends out here, please join me in saying “Get well soon, Mr. Muthalik”.

Click here for the news report.
Video Courtesy --> NDTV
Interview Courtesy --> Rediff

14 comments:

Ramana KV said...

I have to agree with you Satish.. I don't see a point to protest.. It's just the way of life.. Even if they do, this surely is not the right way to raise their concern..

Princess Mia said...

Its so stupid to have ppl like these....who dont wanna take India a step forward but back....

i hate such ppl....demented ppl

brocasarea said...

unfortunately i saw this interview live on tv9 on tued....he was just blabbering some thing nonsense....:(

Pavi!!!! said...

Its a pity....a total disgrace to the world's lasrgest democracy !!

They say its easier to wake up a sleeping man , rather than the one whoz pretending to be asleep...so alast...therz no way of telling this group that a democracy doesnt mean that anyone can beat up anyone 'coz they have an opinion..'coz they know but don't care.

Vee... said...

Shri Ram Sena, they call themselves! Its really shameful to do stupidest of the things in the name of Ram, in the name of Religion and in the name of democracy (' This is a democracy and we have the right to raise our voice if we think something is wrong')

Ramya said...

Its really digusting.I too had my 2cents on this
http://rithviks.blogspot.com/2009/01/woman-abuse.html

Srikanth said...

I liked your frank opinion and I completely agree with what u said

Keshi said...

I get it now...thats why i got so many anony comments telling me that I should hv been at the Mangalore attacks and being killed in it! I dunno who it is, but someone is leaving such comments in my blog.

Im not surprised at this incident. Cos we live in a world full of imbeciles.


Keshi.

ceedy said...

Its sad...this whole episode...its democracy where only the ones with "power" are free to do what they want....

how are you bud...long time no see

karnan said...

they are correct.those women were behaving like prostitutes and ought to be taught like this.those women were destroying the tradition of india,the land of chaste wives and women.anyone who opposed the hindu way of life should be taught like this so they wont repeat the same mistake.long live hinduism.downfall to the fuckin bitches who tried to destroy hindu culture.

karnan said...

they are correct.those women were behaving like prostitutes and ought to be taught like this.those women were destroying the tradition of india,the land of chaste wives and women.anyone who opposed the hindu way of life should be taught like this so they wont repeat the same mistake.long live hinduism.downfall to the fuckin bitches who tried to destroy hindu culture.

Keshi said...
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Satish Bolla said...

@all
thank you all for all your wonderful comments

Tathagata Ghosh said...

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its not a matter that can be answered in a nutshell.
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