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CPM wants Sri Ram Sena banned
February 13, 2009 14:56 IST
Last Updated: February 13, 2009 14:58 IST
A strong demand was made in the Rajya Sabha today to proscribe organisations like the Sri Ram Sena, which have been indulging in moral policing in Karnataka and threatened to disrupt the Valentine's Day celebrations.
Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Brinda Karat (CPI-M) said the Sene has threatened to marry off young girls found in the company of boys on Valentine's Day.
She cited the recent instance of a girl committing suicide allegedly after being humiliated in Bangalore yesterday for moving around with a Muslim boy.
Karat also said that the daughter of a CPI(M) MLA was abducted and threatened in Karnataka, where the Sena has acquired the role of the "Hindu twin" of Taliban [Images].
She alleged that the Sena is in connivance with the BJP government in the state, which had witnessed an attack on a pub recently.
Describing the incidents as a "slap" on the face of democracy, she demanded that the Centre should take steps to ensure safety of young people on the Valentine's Day.
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