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Mangalore ‘Pub Amnesia’ Incident shows how f***ed up our society is

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Those video clips on TV where the girls are being beaten in public, reminds me of nothing less than the barbaric Hitler days.

The only reason why this has occurred is because the people (alleged as prostitutes and immoral activists) are from the “public” and they don’t have any one backing them up. Had there been any VIP there, this wouldn’t have happened.

How pathetic – Is it not ?

I do have a few questions to the so called “Protectors of the Indian Tradition”, whatever sena they belong to.

If you have the balls to it, would you dare go destroy all the swamis and gurus hubs in India who travel in Benz and Caravans ? 

I have never read or heard of anything in the Hindu scripts where it says “Sanyasis” have to take the easy or the luxury route. They are supposed to walk. ( If they have a health problem, they can take autos or buses or even cars, that’s understandable.)

But why should the swamis live in seven star hotels, travel in caravans and sit in air-conditioned rooms only ?

A Sanyasi is supposed to – Develop vair?gya, or a state of dispassion and detachment from material life.

“Your” swamis are completely against it. They are living against the scriptures or the so called “tradition”.

If they can do it, I can go to a pub too. And that’s not as stupid as a faking swami. Or do I have to be a swami to do it ? I don’t know, it’s confusing.

If you cannot do it, and still believes that the “swamis” exist for their passion to uplift Indian tradition and “good living”, I pity you. The incident tells the world that you are doing it just because you are insecure and frustrated about we living a life, and you a dreaded one.

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7 comments

  • This whole incident makes me wanna throw up. Such activists should be banned the way terrorist organizations are. When did it become a crime for young girls and boys to have some fun. With sick men like these around, no wonder our country is still backward.

  • These are guys who’ve screwed up their life living for something that’s never been there. Insecure, dumb, frustrated lives who miss the whole thing about life.

    This is yet another face of our “fake ethics and tradition”. I pity them.

  • Before commenting anything read this!!!

    Welcome to Mangalore. A small town on the coast of Karnataka, Mirror opposite to Chennai, and is situated in western Coast. Here we have a few colleges, and the people mainly are of Tolerant view. But Indescipline will not be tolerated here. Last Saturday, on 24th January 2009, people got a Information that one PUB in Mangalore by the Name AMNESIA was attacked by some Sri Rama Sena Activists. The news spreaded like fire, Thanks to Indian Media. And Now the full news has been diverted by media from the main cause of the Incident to Woman harrasment.

    Let me start from the right start.

    Amnesia is a Pub started and the advertisement was so great that, a Community was made by the owner in Orkut. And then the members of the community were invited just by searching for ” Mangalore+females”. Then all the females in Mangalore were invited. Mind you, NO MEN were invited. Why read the Blog you will come to know. And as its a Craze lots of females studying/staying/working in Mangalore, who had a female in their orkut profile recieved the mail and subscribed to the community. And if a Male wanted to join he was Not allowed. I came to know because My wife recieved a Invite. then after joining, they recieve a invite for various Parties. Now the point is Couple are charged a Entry, STAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED, AND SINGLE FEMALES HAVE FREE ENTRY. now you people can think why injustice. and the answer from the Management is that Guys come and create Havoc. Yes. But why single Girls?? Now there are Inmates of the Pub who come regularly. Most of them are Muslim Guys. They sit around there, and wait for single girls to enter. In Pubs and Discos even if the smoking is Banned, the Guys smoke in Mangalore Pubs, and Mostly they smoke Marijuana, now due to Passive smoking, these girls get addicted, and then they are given Marijuana. Now if a Girl wants Marijuana in Mangalore she doesnt know where it is available, but these pubs are there were u can get it easily. so more and more girls throng the pub. and when they have no money these guys who are inside buy them marijuana, and they make sure the girl is totally Blown out of her senses. Then she is Molested, and used. when she wakes up whe doesnt know who when and what?? Now next time again since she is addicted returns to the pub, everyone will approach her, and she has Marijuana, and the Guys group have Fun with girls.

    On saturday, the party was a Private party, arranged by these guys. And sri Rama sena, got the Information of this. To prevent to girls from getting used, they barged into the Pub and started assaulting anyone and everyone whom they found inside. They started beating up the guys and girls.

    Now our media comes into question. The media has got the full tape. they were given information about the attack. They were ready there with their Camera. Just to attain TRP, they didnt even inform the Police. Doesnt Media have Public responsibility?? Last time I saw a Video on TV, in New delhi, a Motorist met with a Accident, and he is Lying on the road, bleeding, and one media Camera person along with a Spokesperson, is taking a Live broadcast, and telling Public that a Man is dying and No one is Helping, and after few Minutes the Motorist Dies. they are bothered about TRP’s then Public Life. they didnt even attempt to take him to Hospital, or even call a Ambulance. Same thing here. they could have told Police about the attack, But sat quiet. then when attack happened, they filmed the whole episode, drunk girls, Girls getting touched on their Privates, everything, and to increase TRP and to create a New controversy, they show to whole world only a 20 sec Clip out of the whole episode of 30-40 mins in which everything was recorded. They show Girls getting hit, and one girl falling, just see the way she has got dressed, I feel she forgot to wear her Inners, and the same scene, gets repeated. the whole Incident, from where it started goes into smoke and the attack was really due to drugs and alcohol, in the afternoon, to women Harrassment.

    Public reactions: Politicians are great. One after other have started commenting. BJP firstly disowned, and then said, they will be punished, Congress for anything came up with Renuka choudary, Now next SFI, and NSUI declared strike. Does Anyone know why did this attack take place. Lots of comments on Youtube, when the NDTV Video is shown.

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY NOT EVEN ONE GIRL HAS REGISTERED A POLICE COMPLAINT?? BECAUSE NOT BECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID, BUT BECAUSE THEY HAD LIED TO THEIR PARENTS ABOUT SOME SPECIAL CLASS OR SOME PARTY AND BEEN THERE. AND IF PARENTS CAME TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING, THEN IT WOULD HAVE BECOME MORE WORSER FOR THEM.

    NOW TELL ME SOMETHING: EVERYONE SITTING IN REMOTEST OR METRO CITIES OF INDIA ARE FEELING BAD, BECAUSE THE NEWS ITSELF IS WRONG. WHO CREATED IT?? SO CALLED INDIAN MEDIA.

    NOW JUST TELL ME IF YOUR DAUGHTER OR SISTER, HAD TOLD YOU THAT SHE HAS EXTRA CLASS, AND GONE TO THE PUB, AND SHE WAS INTOXICATED WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, AND JUST THINK IF SHE WAS USED FOR PHYSICAL, AND YOU SEE IT, WILL YOU SIT QUIET?? WHAT WILL BE YOUR FIRST REACTION?? YOU WILL FIRST SLAP HER!! NOW TELL ME IF RAMA SENA PEOPLE TOOK YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, AND SLAPPED THOSE GIRLS WHO WERE ON WRONG TRACK, DID THEY MOLEST, HARRASS??

    AND WHAT DID MEDIA DO?? SHOWN THE WHOLE WORLD THAT RAMA SENA HAS SLAPPED AND MOLESTED THE GIRLS WHO WERE INNOCENT AND ENJOYING A PARTY!!

    I am from Mangalore, there are lot other Places where party takes place. Some Parties have taken place in Gold finch(which is a other PUB), or even during New Year. No such strikes took place. why?? because in these places this type of activities dont take place. where this type of activities take place, there Rama Sena takes the responsibility (of ourselves) and strikes.

    Now just tell me what is wrong and RIGHT??

    Grade my observation!!

  • Rajesh, It sounds right at certain places. For instance the medias role. I wonder how all of them got to the place first off. Did the Sena inform them? Then I think the media is also responsible to tell the whole story and not the TRP wala parts only.

    But it looks a bit story-like too. The Sena should not have beaten the girls or attacked anyone, what if all the parties take responsibilites like this and start beating everyone for what “they” think is right ? Not good right ?

    Sena could have dealt it with the owner of the club if crack was being distributed there. They could have asked the police to take action. Right ? We have laws in place, and action by violence is not the first step anywhere.

    Sena also could have guessed that the media may go for the TRPs so should have refrained from the “beating” episode. It would only be mis-interpreted.

  • “If you have the balls to it, would you dare go destroy all the swamis and gurus hubs in India who travel in Benz and Caravans?”

    I am terribly disappointed by the way you have generalized all Swamis and Gurus in the post. After the tsunami in 2006, it was these Swamis and Gurus and their organizations that rushed to the scene and immediately started relief operations much before the Government did. It is true that there are incidents like the Mangalore pub incident that project a negative image. When we live in a state that diverted the Tsunami funds to tourism how can we turn a blind eye to the worser and heinous acts that the Government and the ministers are doing? How come no one has even dared to report about these. Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/3171804/Kerala-tsunami-funds-diverted-to-tourism.html

    “Fear” is the only word that can be attributed to such acts by the so called “secular and forward thinking” masses. Everyone can understand that if the media is doing this, it is for cheap trps. Why blogs?

    If corrupt ministers can go for Government sponsored foreign tours and interrupt a common man’s life by declaring bandhs and hartals why can’t these people who do good things travel in their own Benz and Caravans? After all they are doing atleast something good right?

    PS: It would be nice if you could edit that line and remove the “all”. I agree there are some fake swamis but why label all of them as fake?

    • Prashanth, I understand your thought. But I still cannot understand or never will accept the idea of a swami in a caravan. I’m okay calling them a “well wisher of the society” but never a swami. That is defenitely the wrong word. So I still stick to those lines.

      I know of swamis who do good things without the money or fame. I dont think a swami, just because they gathered money for the tsunami fund or did rescue operations can take it an excuse for moving aroundin a caravan. In deeds, they are as good as vellapilly nadesan. He does good things too, spends money for the poor , but he’s not a swami. And all the swamis who are popular because of their money power and fame are only as good as him, no matter what they did. Im not trying to say that the good things they do like home for the poor and tsunami relief work nothing less. Indeed they must be appreciated. But that is not the qualification for a swami.

      As I said in my post – a swami according to the scripts are the ones who have derived vairagya from material life. And symbolically that’s why they wear the “Kashaya vastra.” May be because every swami we see around us is rich and famous, we “percieve” that this is what a swami is. But clearly not.

      Thanks for the comment.

  • Agree with you on a few points. But again, the point is no Swami goes around saying he is a Swami right? It is the society (read secularist media) that brands such well wishers as Godmen and Swamis. Like I said earlier most of these so called Godmen do not say they are “Godmen”. It is the media that labels them as Godmen because they have “devotees”. It is a matter of choice and if someone finds satisfaction by considering a person as God then it is that individual’s choice. And strangely, EVERY singly channel picks on only Hindu “Godmen”. I am not trying to communalise things. But because the subject here is about the involvement of an extremist Hindu group I must ask how many people question the involvement of Muslim groups that deny almost any sort of personal freedom to their women? (Yes, the flogging of a girl in Taliban) I am very much sure that there are several more incidents like this happening in our country.

    It is really strange that none of the Muslim ‘religious leaders’ condemn the acts of jihadis but remain silent about it. It is beyond doubt that any Hindu religious leader will strongly disapprove of violence of any sort.

    I agree that this pub issue has indeed hurt the forward thinking pub going women of India – but what about the serious threat to our own existence that many terrorist groups pose. And it would be ironical to say that religion has no terror when it is evident that no religious leader condemn these acts done by jihadis and that by remaining silent they actually support it.

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