'harakat-Al-talebany fi al hindustan'
Submitted by Lt. General Ayyub Khan (Turkey), Feb 11, 2009 at 02:17
Attack on Indian Christians worries Pope
Hindu Holy war strikes in India: 35 Christians killed and 50,000 forced from their homes
More Christians killed in India violence
Churches burnt as Hindu extremists wage anti-Christian violence hits eastern India
Six more churches burn in India
Sri Ram Sene men to target Valentine's Day: Report
Ram sene activists who recently dragged young women out of a fashionable bar as part of a morality campaign have vowed to assault couples marking Valentine's Day, according to reports on Tuesday.
Sri Ram Sene activists stormed the "Amnesia" bar in the southern city of Mangalore late last month and assaulted female customers whom they accused of behaving obscenely.
Now the group has turned its wrath on romantics who plan to celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14, saying the occasion encourages anti-Indian behaviour and sexual misdemeanours.
The group's founder, Pramod Muthalik, describes his members as "the custodians of Indian culture" and says the women in the bar needed to be stopped from "going astray."
Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".
Reader comments (893) on this item
Comment on this item
Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes