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Advani condemns pub attack

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani on Saturday came out strongly against the recent moral policing incidents by some radical Hindutva groups in Mangalore.
Hindustan Times | By BR Srikanth, Bangalore
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2009 12:57 AM IST

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani on Saturday came out strongly against the recent moral policing incidents by some radical Hindutva groups in Mangalore.

Advani’s was referring to the assault of women at a Mangalore pub on January 24 by members of the Sri Rama Sene and the subsequent oral policing in the coastal region.

Talking to the media, the BJP leader said, it is against Indian culture and ethos to attack women. “Boys and girls should be left alone.”

Advani said he strongly condemn the attack on girls in Mangalore. “It is wrong. I cannot condone any attack on girls,” said the BJP leader.

“The boys and girls may have their own ways which you may approve or disapprove, but it is basically wrong to attack girls. There’s no compromise on this issue,” he added.

On the coming Lok Sabha elections, he said issues such as good governance, development and security would be in focus in his campaign. “We are entering the fray with a clear advantage this time because we have our government in the south too.

In the past, we were seen as a party with support only in the north,” he added.

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