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Breakdown of law and order in Karnataka: Renuka

india Updated: Feb 07, 2009 13:07 IST

Coming down heavily on the BJP government in Karnataka in the wake of Mangalore incidents, Women and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury on Saturday said there was a "breakdown" of law and order in the state where "Talibanisation" is happening.

"All instruments of democracy" will be used to stop such incidents, she told reporters here commenting on last night's kidnapping of the daughter of a Kerala MLA and her Muslim male friend from a bus in Mangalore by activists of Sri Ram Sene.

"The state government is not in control of the law and order situation... Talibanisation is happening. There is a clean communal divide where a Hindu girl is prevented from talking to a Muslim boy...It is a very dangerous trend," the Minister said.

"There is a breakdown of law and order in Karnataka and I think we should look at it as a national security problem," she said.