MORAL POLICING

  • Kiss of Love: Kerala Police under fire for cracking down on protestors November 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police is under fire for the way it handled the 'Kiss of Love' protest at Kochi's Marine Drive on Sunday. Although the event organisers have not complained against the police, regional news channels have been critical of them. Police lathicharged the supporters and even took protestors into "preventive...
  • Watch: Kerala's 'Kiss of Love' protest November 3, 2014

    Youngsters in Kerala's Cochin come out in huge numbers in support of 'Kiss of Love' campaign started in protest of moral policing. ...
  • Is Kerala kiss of rally the right way to protest? October 30, 2014

    Through a Facebook page it was a call to the people interested to come forward with their husbands/wives or partners to kiss or share a hug at marine drive to protest against the moral policing act at a restaurant in Kozhikode. ...
  • Kerala youth, Yuva Morcha at loggerheads over 'Kiss of Love' campaign against moral policing October 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a move against moral policing, the youth in Kerala have called on people to participate in a 'Kiss of Love' protest on November 2. But the planned protest hasn't gone down well with many. A group of volunteers gathered at Kochi's marine drive to promote the protest planned on...
  • 'Kiss of love' volunteers attacked by alleged moral police in Kerala October 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: "Kiss of love'" volunteers have been attacked by the alleged 'moral' police while they were at marine drive propagating the programme they are organising on November 2. Through a Facebook page it was a call to the people interested to come forward with their husbands/wives or partners to kiss or...
  • Kerala: Youngsters declare October 31 as hug-and-kiss day in defiance of Yuva Morcha's moral policing October 29, 2014

    Cochin: Youngsters of Kerala have taken a bold step forward. They have announced coming Sunday as hug-and-kiss day at Kochi's Marine Drive. This comes in response to an act of moral policing by Yuva Morcha workers last week. The workers vandalised a restaurant in Kozhikode alleging that it facilitated immoral...
  • Kiss and hug in public: Youngsters' protest against Yuva Morcha's moral policing October 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a strong reply to 'moral policing' by Yuva Morcha workers, some youngsters have decided to organise a programme at Kochi's Marine Drive in protest of last week's vandalism in a Kozhikode restaurant. According to reports, the event is slated to take place on November 2 where people are open...
  • 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 29, 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, Womens 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 selfproclaimed 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 Womens Commission has castigated Mangalore district police for failing to contain selfproclaimed 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 aftereffects 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 proHiindu 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 homestay 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 28, 2012

    Mangalore: About a dozen girls and boys bore the brunt of moral policing when a proHindu organisation on Saturday allegedly raided a local private homestay and attacked them, triggering off protests from public and opposition parties alike. According to police, a 50member 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 CNNIBN, 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 IITM hostellers April 6, 2012

    Madurai: A crosssection 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 onthespot 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...