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Mangalore: Hindutva activists protest ‘western culture’; taken into custody

Curious Mangalore, India - 29 July 2012

Mangalore, July 29: Members of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike were on Sunday taken into custody by police for violating the Section 144 that is enforced in the city following the Padil party attack. The activists of the Vedike assembled in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and held a sit-in shouting slogans against westernization of culture.It is learnt that they have planned to stage a protest condemning the police action against the Vedike-led miscreants, who on Saturday evening barged into a private home-stay and attacked revellers.The protestors justified the attack on the girls and boys at the homestay, saying it was to "protect culture". They also condemned the police for not taking action against the boys and girls who were involved in partying.In spite of warnings from the police, the group continued their protest, following which, they were taken into custody by the police. A private bus was also deployed, besides the police van to take the protestors to the police station.A public announcement was also made by the police warning people not to hold public gatherings as Section 144 has been enforced in the city.A group of around 50 miscreants, said to be activists of Hindu Janajagrana Vedike, had all of a sudden barged into Morning Mist Home Stay at Padil, on Saturday evening and beat up a group of young women and men, claiming they were violating traditional Indian values.



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