Remains at St Mary's island tell the tales

The aftermath scenario of the alleged rave party in St Mary’s island organized in the name of so called international musical festival has spilled beans to already existing speculations of illegal activities that took place in the island.

The entire island has turned into garbage with hordes of alcohol bottles and half burnt plastic bottles besides used syringes, cigarette papers used to roll the ganja leaves, half burnt narcotic tablets and chopped trees. It is a mess that has been created out of a beautiful island.

The island known for its serene beauty is now a chaotic land, where the organizers have not even shown minimum decency of cleaning the ‘waste’ that is dumped. The district administration seems to be mum over the dirt that has been surfing the sand on the shore. A bird’s view of the island gives a picture of absolute dumpyard.

The irony is that a large number of plastic bottles are left half burnt right below the hoarding carrying the message “plastic is banned”. The huge boulders in the island are greased with paints containing harmful chemicals. Trees are left half chopped and the stems of trees are used as fire wood.

Meanwhile, District Youth Congress performed “Ganahoma” as a part of the ‘spiritual cleansing’ programme. The priests sprinkled “panchagavya” in and around the island. 

Speaking on the occasion, Congress leader Pramodh Madhwaraj said the spiritual rituals were performed to clean the entire atmosphere that is maligned by organizing illegal acts. The money making illegal party has corrupted the sacred land of Lord Krishna. The Government and people’s representatives should be held responsible for the rave party organized in the name of promotion of tourism, he added. 

Stir against porn watchUdupi District unit of Jamaate Islami Hind too organized a protest condemning the incident of ministers who were caught watching sexually explicit videos in the Assembly and the alleged rave party held at St Mary’s Island before taluk office. Jamaate Islami Hind State Advisory Committee member Akbar Ali demanded MLA Raghupathy Bhat’s resignation for the alleged rave party organized in the name of international music festival.

He alleged that the district administration and tourism department should own the responsibilities for organizing illegal and obscene programme. Legal actions should be taken against all those who were part of the programme. Besides, healthy guidelines should be introduced for the promotion of tourism activities, he said and added that the ministers involved in obscene act inside the Assembly should be shelved from the post of MLA, he added.

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