Hindu outfit wants police to ban new year celebrations in Bangalore

Two years ago, on the night of December 31 on MG Road and Brigade Road, several women were allegedly molested and groped and lewd remarks passed by miscreants.

Published: 21st December 2018 10:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2018 10:53 PM   |  A+A-

With the Christmas and New Year spirit already catching on, the showcase Brigade Road has been decked up for the celebrations | JITHENDRA M

With the Christmas and New Year spirit already catching on, the showcase Brigade Road has been decked up for the celebrations | JITHENDRA M

By PTI

BENGALURU: A right-wing Hindu outfit has appealed to police to ban new year celebrations on the city's signature locations like MG Road and Brigade Road on December 31 to "protect the sanctity of Bengaluru."

In a two-page memorandum to Bengaluru police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar, Hindu Janajagruti Samiti coordinator Mohan Gowda said "western culture has spoilt the present generation, where boys and girls drink, smoke and perform vulgar dance in an inebriated state which instigates criminals for eve-teasing."

Gowda recalled how some women were allegedly molested en masse two years ago bringing a bad name to the city internationally.

"The most concerning matter is that there is a growing number of young boys, girls and women taking part in the celebrations in an inebriated state, which shows the decline of values among the youth of India today," Gowda rued in his memorandum.

Gowda urged police to ban such new year revelries.

Two years ago, on the night of December 31 on MG Road and Brigade Road, several women were allegedly molested and groped and lewd remarks passed by miscreants, despite the presence of police personnel to control unruly New Year revellers.

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  • Rashmi

    We should preserve our culture and have proud for the same. Instead of that we are following westerns and they are followiing our culture. I have never seen any Christain and Muslim celebrating any of Hindu festivals
    5 months ago reply
  • Raju Mogaveera

    Yes
    5 months ago reply
  • Mohan

    Bharat is hindusthan(Hindu Rashtra) and 100 crore Hindus are leaving here. Hindus community's new year is yugadi. Ban 31st new year. Celebrate yugadi. We support Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. Only 2 % Christians new year shouldn't be glorified in Bharat.
    5 months ago reply
  • Srinath

    Looking into history of new year celebrations we come know lot of in ethical things happening. It is better banning new year celebration itself.
    5 months ago reply
  • satish

    Who are they to ban all this, this out fits are against the human rights it is up to the person to deside what he wants and what he dosent. Now days this out fits dicdate the nation as they have majority in the parliament one thing they should understand is they hold is Rajastan, Uttarpradesh, Jarkan is shattered by this odd policy. If they are against there people they will not be having not more than 100 seats in 2019 elecation.
    5 months ago reply
    • Ajit

      We are majority kannadigas to say that new year shouldn't be celebrateon 31st night. In MG road not even single bangalorian
      5 months ago reply
    • Gajakesari Nivas

      you are talking about BJP
      5 months ago reply
  • Chandra

    We should save our culture
    5 months ago reply
  • Chidanand

    Without any such celebration
    5 months ago reply
  • m m kotian

    Are May Days
    5 months ago reply
  • P.Tauro

    Absurd. They should stop all celebrations in public places all through the year.
    5 months ago reply
  • Arun H

    We should Ban new year celebrations in such a vulgar manner ! This is what is to be highlighted here. Shri Mohan ji just wants to direct attention to the dangers of celebrating New year in this fashion.
    5 months ago reply
  • Bharath

    Yes this is correct ! Because what can we benefit by celebrating new year in this fashion ? Forget benefits !!! in fact we are harming ourselves. It would be therefore better to celebrate New year on the correct Tithi - Yugadi.
    5 months ago reply
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