Hindutva moral police threaten hotels offering free alcohol to women

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  1. nrj

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    COIMBATORE: Activists of a local Hindutva brigade attempted to barge into a leading star hotel in the city on Wednesday demanding to stop its plan to hold New Year party in 'western style'. What provoked the Hindutva outfit was the announcement of the hotel that alcoholic beverages would be served free to women who accompany men to the New Year party. Police have arrested and removed 27 activists of the little-known Hindu Makkal Katchi (Tamizhagam).

    A heavy posse of policemen prevented the activists who attempted to enter into the premises of Le Meridian Hotel on Avinashi Road near Neelambur. They told the management of the hotel not to engage in attempts to infuse Western values into Indian minds.

    "The Le Meridian hotel has announced ballroom dance party on the occasion of New Year. By inviting couples to the party, the hotel is trying to popularise drinking culture among women. While the younger generation is already addicted to alcohol, the star hotel is now trying to spoil our culture and such parties are encouraging alcoholism among the youths," said Arjun Sampath, founder-president of Hindu Makkal Katchi (Tamizhagam).

    "Some of the star hotels and clubs in the urban and rural areas are promoting western culture and spoiling our Indian culture in the garb of New Year parties. Our women's are the torchbearers of the society. But these kinds of parties will affect our nation's future,'' he added.

    The Hindu Makkal Katchi (Tamizhagam) had given a petition to district collector M Karunagaran, requesting him to take action against the star hotels which may 'encourage alcoholism in women.'

    "We have formed a saffron brigade to curb the New Year party excess. The brigade will conduct patrol on December 31 at the star hotel premises and those who found violating the rules will be handed over to the police," Arjun Sampath said. "If any woman was found consuming alcohol on the occasion, she would be subjected to awareness sessions,'' he said.

    However, police are not ready to treat the moral policing of the outfit lightly. "We are enforcing strict night vigil on the New Year occasion and all those who found in mysterious circumstances would be nabbed. The Makkal Katchi activists have no right to become moral police. If they attempt to trouble those who enter hotels for celebrations, strict action would be taken,'' deputy police commissioner Hema Karunakaran said.

    "Hotels are organizing private function and it would be the personal freedom of people to take part or not in the festivities. The organization can bring any anomaly to our notice. But they would be dealt with strictly if they attempt to take law into their hands,'' said E S Uma, Rural SP. She also warned that no unlawful assembly before hotels would be allowed.

    Hindutva activists try to barge into star - The Times of India


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    "Hindu Makkal Katchi", eh? I know these dorks well. Here is some more material on these rogues:

    Just how is this dress an affront to Hindu culture? « churumuri

    Here's one more:

    Desh ke police kaise ho? Moral police jaise ho! « churumuri

    So, even after this kind of nonsense on more than one occasion earlier, this useless organization is still running free! Something seriously needs to be done about such organizations.
     
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    This is TN, What JJ is doing ??
     
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    This is stupid and tarnishes the image of even conservative Hindus and other Dharmics. From what I've heard, alcohol is an ancient custom in India and nothing prohibits its consumption to either genders. In fact, it was to be used as a celebratory drink and only its negative influence of taking people to do bad things was condemned.

    These idiots are giving even right wing Hindus a bad name.
     
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    I think lunacy is overpowering the world and the people!

    They are real nowhere men,
    Sitting in their Nowhere Land,
    Making all their nowhere plans
    for nobody.
     
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    Mumbai style stuff does not happen here.

    Religious fringe groups are just wannabes.The guys who really matter are those from Dravidian groups and they don't indulge in such moral policing.
     
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    Insignificant people finding reasons to hit the limelight!
     
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    Agreed - though I say they give Hindus and Hinduism a bad name in general, not just Hindus of any particular persuasion.

    How dare they name themselves "Hindu makkal katchi"? Such people are the reason the ignorant outsider says, "see how these Indian Hindus and Pakistanis and all other 'Asians' treat their women - see how regressive 'South Asia' is". :frusty:
     
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    The poor sods and lost souls have to have some identity.

    So why not a fancy name that attract all and sundry?

    BTW this 'South Asia' is a Pakistani invention since they did not want to be called people from the Indian sub continent.

    Same way that some want to call the Persian Gulf as the Arab Gulf.
     
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    They are self appointed guardians.

    Problem arises when people actually start to think they represent the whole community...which they dont.
     
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    Idiots...its because if their monkey antics genuine nationalist groups like RSS gets a bad name...especially when people are not intelligent enough to discern between chalk and cheese.

    And if we need to stop women from drinking, we must shut shop all software companies....Not happening...Let them have their "high".
     
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    Do you apply same logic to others ?
     
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    I've always applied to others. Any reasons you think on the contrary...For example I have always distinguished between National Conference and Hizb-ul-Mujaheddin...or Muslim League (Kerala) and Indian Mujaheddin.
     
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    If so then good of you :)
     
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    We seriously need an authoritarian prgamatic and farsighted regime under someone like Modi.

    Only then there can be a proper balance between our cultural values and rationality of current world.
     

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