Mangaluru Pub Targeted By Fringe Group, Cops Deny Attack

Bajrang Dal members objected to the girls partying there and asked the students to leave the pub, sources said. The activists reportedly also abused the students.

Police said that the matter is being investigated

Mangaluru:

In yet another incident of moral policing, members of a right-wing group allegedly barged into a pub in Karnataka's Mangaluru last night and disrupted a party that was organised by students of a private college.

The activists belonging to Bajrang Dal reportedly asked the staff at the Recycle Pub in Balmata area of Mangaluru to stop the event, alleging that the students were indulging in some "illegal activities". 

They objected to the girls partying there and asked the students to leave the pub, sources said. The activists reportedly also abused the students.

On being asked, Sharan Pumpwell, the district head of Bajrang Dal, told NDTV that an "obscene" video involving some college students had gone viral a few days ago, and the students who were partying at the pub were from the same institute.

"Therefore, our activists went to the pub to stop their party," he said.

Shashi Kumar, Police Commissioner, Mangaluru, however, refuted the reports of an attack on the pub and said that there were no arguments between the customers and the activists. 

The police commissioner said that the activists approached the bouncers and asked them if the minor students were served liquor. 

"It was circulated on social media that there was an attack on the pub. There hasn't been an attack on any pub or restaurant," he said.

Last week, some school children, including girls, in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram were allegedly assaulted for sitting together on a bench at a bus stop.

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