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Asom Sena issues moral diktat to partygoers


Deborshi Chaki,CNN-IBN
Dec 31, 2007 at 12:01pm IST

Guwahati: Revelers in Assam beware. This New Year eve, they better watch what they do because volunteers of the Asom Sena will be keeping a strict watch on all their moves.

And to enforce this, the Sena has begun dispatching spot teams to various party venues.

Says Asom Sena Chief Organiser, Lakshman Das, "We want to ensure that no damage is caused to our culture and tradition. In the New Year celebrations this year we will make sure that parties are held without any violation of decency and that revelry stays within the moral norms."

It's a move that has raised the hackles of many partygoers.

A Guwahati-based model, Stuti says, "I think that the Asom Sena is trying be a moral police. I do support what they are saying in principle but I don't understand what they are trying to define as indecency."

Club owners are in a fix over this issue and trying are playing it safe.

The owner of Club Illusion, Swapnil Bharali says, "It's a family-oriented place. We are not into anything vulgar and everyone is welcome for the party."

The moral of the story is that if you want to party all night, do it by all means, but be careful and be responsible. You may never know but the moral police will be watching you.

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