‘Masala Dosa’ row : Billawa assn had sought our support, clarifies Sangh Parivar

Posted on Oct 4th, 2009 and filed under General.

MOODBIDRI : The case of the attack on two young women at Urpel Pade by a hotelier after dubbing the girls as ‘Masala Dosa,’ has now kicked off a row with the Sangh Parivar leaders convening a press meet here to clairify that the local Billawa association had earlier sought their support for a protest that was arranged to oppose the incident.
Addressing the press meet, Somanath Kotian, Taluk Convenor of the Bhajrangdal informed that the Billawa Leaders had approached them seeking their backing for the protest to be staged in front of the local station to which, he said the Bhajrangdal had agreed.
“But, the leaders without intimating us, cancelled the protest and submitted a memorandum to the police officials,” he said adding it was a decision of a handful of Billawa leaders.
Stating that the action of a few Billawa leaders to convene a press meet without the permission of their parent organization was illegal, he said the leaders who had convened the press meet seemed to have drawn clear cut lines between Billawas in Congress party and those in the Sangh Parivar.
The Sangh Parivar has also threatened to complain to the Women’s Commission and the Human Rights Commission if the police failed to initiate strict action against the accused hotelier Dennis Lobo.
Christian Assn warns protest
On the other hand, the Moodbidri unit of the Federation of Christian organizations has threatened to stage a protest in case the police decided to initiate further action against Dennis Lobo by succumbing to external pressure.
In a press communiqué, Vinod Pinto, President of the Association, while referring to the efforts made by a few elements to disrupt peace in the society, urged the police not to give scope for the same.

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