Moral Policing

  • While ministers indulge in moral policing, locals want them to accept both sides of Goa July 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa may be one India's popular tourist haven, but of late, the state has been more in the news for attempts at moral policing by its ministers who have spoken out against the pub culture in the state. CNNIBN spoke to some locals to get a sense of what...
  • FTN: Is the ban on lingerie mannequins paranoid moral policing? May 30, 2013

    The Shiv Senarun Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday provisionally cleared a proposal banning the display of lingerie on mannequins in the city. ...
  • Drinking at public places is unlawful, says Kiran Bedi May 14, 2013

    Kiran Bedi said that drinking in public places by girls and boys is unlawful after a policeman and a local woman were caught on camera slapping a young girl at Ghaziabad police station. The girl had been detained by the police after locals complained that she was found drinking with...
  • Alcohol blamed for Mangalore attack August 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Participants at a discussion claimed “alcohol” was the main reason for the recent attack at the Morning Mist Homestay in Mangalore. Kannada thinker M Chidananda Murthy, senior advocate Pramila Nesargi, Women’s Commission head C Manjula and KSTB chairperson Sacchinanda Hegde said the victims were under the influence of alcohol....
  • Cultural divide leaves Mangalore boiling August 14, 2012

    Mangalore: From an outsiders point of view, Mangalore with its booming economy looks like any other cosmopolitan city in the making. However, behind this facade is a deep divide within the society which is leading to frequent frictions that some call ‘attack on individuals freedom’; while others describe it as...
  • Mangalore moral police attack result of turf war? August 9, 2012

    Mangalore: Was the recent homestay attack a result of the turf war between self-proclaimed protectors of Hindu culture in Mangalore? Investigating officers think so after learning from reliable sources that Sharan Pumpwell of Bajarang Dal and Subash Padeel of Hindu Jagaran Vedike had developed hostility towards each other after an...
  • Mangalore attack: Women's panel pulls up cops August 8, 2012

    Bangalore: The State Women’s Commission has castigated Mangalore district police for failing to contain self-proclaimed moral police in its report on the recent Mangalore homestay attack case. Chairperson of the commission Manjula, who had visited Mangalore recently, would submit her report to Home Minister R Ashok on Wednesday. In the...
  • Mangalore attack victim misses exam August 2, 2012

    Mangalore: A victim of the Padil homestay attack, who was barred from taking exams by her college, did not appear for both the papers, sources told Express. With Thursday being a holiday on account of Raksha Bhandan, the internal examinations are likely to end on Friday or Saturday, sources informed...
  • Let's not get Mangalored anymore August 1, 2012

    Bangalore: The incident was aired on national television and written about extensively in newspapers; there were dharnas, protests by citizens, there was turmoil everywhere but in the journey to contradict an incident that hit our society, did we forget about the victims? Did the effect of the entire shameful episode...
  • Mangalore moral policing victim barred from exams August 1, 2012

    Mangalore: Victims of Saturday's homestay attack seem to be feeling the after-effects of the incident. A management college in Mangalore merely gave a verbal communication to a victim of the homestay attack that she will be barred from the internal third semester examinations slated to begin on Wednesday. Attempts by...
  • Top cop dreads sending kids to Mangalore college July 31, 2012

    Mangalore: “I would think twice about enrolling my children in some of the colleges in Mangalore,’’ Commissioner of Police and father of two children Seemant Kumar Singh said on Monday. Making this admission two days after vigilantes attacked young revellers at a birthday party, the Commissioner highlighted what he described...
  • Mangalore moral policing: Colleges shut in protest July 30, 2012

    Mangalore: Colleges in the city on Monday remained closed in response to a bandh call given by students to protest against the attack on girls and boys at a homestay in Mangalore on July 28, allegedly by activists of a Hindu outfit. Students of St Aloysius college staged a demonstration in...
  • Mangalore moral policing case: 8 accused arrested July 29, 2012

    Mangalore: Eight people have been arrested in the attack on a group of youngsters partying at a private resort in Mangalore. The members, reportedly owing allegiance to a pro-Hiindu group, called 'Hindu Jagran Vedike' allegedly beat up and harassed young women and men at a resort on Saturday evening. Reportedly,...
  • Mangalore: Police to probe moral policing act July 29, 2012

    Bangalore: Taking a serious view of the moral policing act in which activists of a Hindu outfit assaulted girls and boys at a private home-stay in Mangalore, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on Sunday rushed a top police official to probe the incident, which has triggered protests. As the attack...
  • Mangalore: Girls thrashed for partying, 4 arrested July 29, 2012

    Mangalore: About a dozen girls and boys bore the brunt of moral policing when a pro-Hindu organisation on Saturday allegedly raided a local private home-stay and attacked them, triggering off protests from public and opposition parties alike. According to police, a 50-member group, suspected to be members of 'Hindu Jagaran Vedike',...
  • Take it easy, Dhoble: Mumbai Police chief July 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Assistant Commissioner of Police (Social Service Branch) Vasant Dhoble, the policeman whose job is secure largely due to the unwavering trust the police commissioner has in his policing style, has been told to cool it for a few days. Till Tuesday to be precise, as Arup Patnaik, commissioner of...
  • The Dhoble divide: Effective policing or harassment? June 29, 2012

    Mumbai remains split wide open after a video of Vasant Dhoble shows him trying to detain four German tourists at a pub. ...
  • Dhoble video: Is this policing or harassment? June 29, 2012

    Mumbai: It is the stuff of films, an angry cop, ever controversial, hated and loved in equal measure. ACP Vasant Dhoble is back in the headlines with a controversial crackdown on a Mumbai pub, trying to detain German girls without allegedly giving them an explanation. Is this policing or harassment? A...
  • Mumbai moral policeman raids massage parlour June 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai's controversial top policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble raided a massage parlour in the eastern suburb of Powai. Seven girls were rescued and sent for medical examinations. The parlour owner was arrested for allegedly running a prostitution racket. For months, Dhoble has been on the warpath, making headlines for raiding and...
  • Not targeting people: Mumbai moral policeman June 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Controversial Mumbai policeman ACP Vasant Dhoble believes that he stands vindicated even after a court let off the women whom he detained and branded as 'prostitutes'. Speaking to CNN-IBN, ACP Dhoble said, "The police don't frame the laws. The laws are framed by the legislators. The police's job is...
  • TN: 'Moral policing' upsets IIT-M hostellers April 6, 2012

    Madurai: A cross-section of hostellers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has locked horns with wardens and administrators over restrictions imposed on 'Hostel Night' celebrations. While upset students have dubbed the move 'moral policing', faculty members claim they are only imposing reasonable restrictions. The Hostel Night celebrations are an annual ritual...
  • Has moral policing gone too far? November 30, 2011

    Policemen in Ghaziabad were seen catching couples and handing them punishment on the spot. 'Operation Majnu' is being led by Station Officer Alka Agarwal of the Ghaziabad police. ...
  • UP police target couples in Ghaziabad park November 30, 2011

    Ghaziabad: The moral police was back in Ghaziabad as the cops went on an Operation Majnu, catching couples unaware and handing them some on-the-spot punishment, all in the name of curbing eve teasers. It could have been a nice lazy afternoon for many lovers at Sahibabad Park in Ghaziabad, but Alka...
  • Ghaziabad: Cops turn moral police, target couples November 30, 2011

    Ghaziabad: Humiliating lovers in public, policemen in Ghaziabad have started a moral policing act to discourage couples from sitting in public places. Policemen have resumed the drive called 'Operation Majnu' to crack down on couples, which they claim will curb sexual harassment. On Tuesday, policemen were seen harassing couples in a...
  • Kerala women worried over attack on IT girl June 22, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: An IT professional was allegedly abused by a group of men in Kochi for being out with a male friend late at night. Tasnibanu, the 32-year-old IT professional, was angry after the initial shock over the Sunday night's attack on her and her male friend. The group of men...
  • Sene does it again, Muthalik's goons attack pub August 15, 2010

    Mysore: Men belonging to Karnataka's Sri Ram Sene on Saturday night attacked a pub in Mysore. According to local media reports, members belonging to the saffron brigade barged into the Tunes 'N' Tonic pub located inside the Hotel Adhi Manor and ransacked its premises. Shri Ram Sene gained notoriety in 2009...
  • Principal tells girls to 'cover up', faces flak August 6, 2010

    The Principal of Kolkata's Muralidhar Girls College says girls dressed in tights fitting clothes make teachers 'uncomfortable'. ...
  • Bajrang Dal goons beat up couples on Friendship Day August 2, 2010

    Activists belonging to the Bajrang Dal turned moral police in Raipur on Sunday beating up couples celebrating Friendship Day. ...
  • Pune police ban public gatherings ahead of V-Day February 3, 2010

    In Pune- city police have decided to also play moral police. Starting Wednesday until after Valentine's day, there is a ban on people gathering in large numbers at public and private places and on any objectionable and obscene gestures in public. ...
  • Manjrekar gets threats over movie on education January 13, 2010

    Mumbai: Director Mahesh Manjarekar is a worried man - not because of his concern over whether his latest film, which is up for release, will be successful at the Box Office or not, but worried because the film Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho faces resistance from a Maharashtra-based socio-political group Maratha Mahasangh....