Sex tourism active in Mangalore: Karanth
Hindu Jagarana Vedike state convenor Jagadish Karanth said that the Vedike was not involved in the attack on homestay, at Padil on Saturday night.
Addressing a press meet here on Monday, he said “our name has been falsely implicated in the incident. Whenever, any attacks take place, the name of Sangha Parivar and its organisations are attached to it. We will not tolerate any such attempt to tarnish our image.”
“If it was our men, they would have had a banner, headband and the flag. We do not have women wing in Jagarana Vedike. However, over 150 women were protesting outside the homestay.” Along with the residents of Padil, Hindu Jagarana Vedike members would have taken part in the protest outside the Home Stay. “When immoral activities are taking in front of eyes, as a member of the civilised society, we can not keep quiet, but protest,” he said.
In the name of sex tourism, a strong mafia is operating in Mangalore and youth are being increasingly targeted by sex mafia but the district administration and police have turned a blind towards it.
“There is a sex mafia behind this incident. Sex tourism has made its way into Mangalore.
Those who have money and want place and opportunities to enjoy and are trying to find a place in Mangalore in the form of home stays. But the district administration and police are quiet on the incident,” he said. Stating that the district administration has a responsibility towards the society, Karanth said that in the name of home stays, sex trade is being carried out in Mangalore.
Karanth also said that if the girls who had really just been part of a birthday party, they should have lodged complaints against the assaulters.