Undeterred by the widespread criticism following its attack on a Mangalore pub, right wing group Sri Ram Sene has now set its sight on Goa, vowing to agitate against pub culture in that state.
Challenging Goa Home Minister Ravi Naik, who had declared that the group would not be allowed to set up its unit, Sene chief Pramod Muthalik on Wednesday said he and his volunteers would enter the coastal state to protest the pub culture existing there.
"We will agitate and create awareness against pub culture in Goa since this culture is spreading to other parts of the country," he said.
Sene activists had barged into a pub at Mangalore on January 24 and attacked women and others in an act of moral policing against pub culture, triggering protests from women bodies including some which launched 'pink chaddi' campaign.
Muthalik also questioned the Mangalore district administration's decision to ban his entry, alleging that 'those involved in murdering Hindu leaders and workers were moving freely with no action being taken against them'.
He demanded that the state government book these culprits instead of taking action against those 'using their democratic rights'.
Muthalik said Sri Ram Sene will agitate on the issue and stage dharnas across the state on March 23.