Mangalore pub attack: Right-wing assailants acquitted, twitter expresses shock

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 13, 2018, 2:03 pm IST
Updated Mar 13, 2018, 2:03 pm IST
Third Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court R. Manjunath stated in his order, “The accused are acquitted.”
Over 30 Sri Ram Sene activists had allegedly barged into the pub on January 24, 2009, and assaulted some women and men, claiming they were violating traditional Indian values. (Representational Image)
 Over 30 Sri Ram Sene activists had allegedly barged into the pub on January 24, 2009, and assaulted some women and men, claiming they were violating traditional Indian values. (Representational Image)

Mangaluru: The incident had garnered national outrage after a video clip of the attack went viral and yet, a local court on Monday acquitted Right-wing fringe outfit Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik and several others in the 2009 Mangaluru pub attack case for lack of evidence.

Third Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court R. Manjunath stated in his order, “The accused are acquitted.”

 

Over 30 Sri Ram Sene activists had allegedly barged into the pub on January 24, 2009, and assaulted some women and men, claiming they were violating traditional Indian values.

And while the video depicted several men allegedly dragging women at the pub by their hair, slapping and roughing them up and accusing them of “loose morals”, the verdict has left people shocked, while Muthalik celebrates.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, several people have expressed their shocked outrage at the verdict which has brought to question women’s safety in India.

Taking to Twitter, Dhrubo Jyoti wrote,

Another Twitter user expressed his shock as well,

Yashas cannot help but be sarcastic as he writes,

While Chef Kavita Chesetty feels that it is a 'strange land' we live in,

Other users too expressed their shock at the verdict, with one user writing, "Lack of evidence for something an entire nation watched?? #MangalorePubAttack."

Another twitterati Harish asks everyone to realise what just happened.  He tweets, "State of judiciary- After 9 years, #MangalorePubAttack perpetuators who were caught on cam hitting girls are let off. Let that sink in."

Blogger Ritu Putatunda asks women to take matters in their own hands since the judiciary managed to fail them so badly. She tweets,

And one twitter user chilling puts forward reality,

 





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