Court reserves order on plea against Renuka in pub case
A local court reserved orders on a complaint filed against Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Renuka Chowdhury for her "Talibanisation" remarks in the wake of attack on women at a pub in Mangalore recently.Updated: Feb 17, 2009 22:48 IST
A local court reserved orders for Wednesday on a complaint filed against Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Renuka Chowdhury for her "Talibanisation" remarks in the wake of attack on women at a pub in Mangalore recently.
III Judicial Magistrate First Class heard the arguments by counsel Padma Prasad Hegde representing BJP-led Mangalore Corporation Mayor Ganesh Hosabettu and others and adjourned the case till Wednesday for order.
Hegde told PTI that he argued that the Union Minister had deliberately uttered "communally provocative" remarks in order to "incite violence" and requested the court to issue a warrant against her and secure her presence, he said.
As an alternative, the court could direct the police to hold an enquiry against the minister, he said.
"The Karnataka Government has already arrested the culprits with regard to the pub attack cases and now it is high time that the politician who tries to take advantage of the violence by inciting violence is arrested," he added.
After the recent attack on girls by activists of Sri Ram Sene, the minister had reportedly said "Mangalore has been Talibanised".
First Published: Feb 17, 2009 22:47 IST