Muthalik who claim to lead the Hindu suicide group had earlier said that the assault on women is the pub was a small incident. "It"s a small incident and we were only working against obscenity in public. You are not talking about the issue, which is obscenity and inappropriate behaviour," he said while speaking on the Mangalore pub attack. He then apologised for the same saying that the method which the Sena cadre used was wrong and also admitted that the girls were molested by the activists.
On Saturday, Jan 24 a group of 40 Sena activists barged into a pub, assaulted women and others. The incident sparked nationwide outrage calling for stringent action against culprits. Following the widespread pressure police arrested 32 Sena activists. The Sena have also warned to carry out similar protest against those celebrate Valentine's day on Feb 14.
Pramod Muthalik is the founder of Sri Ram Sena and was a former RSS member. He was formerly Shiv Sena chief in Karnataka, but parted ways with the outfit over the Belgaum border issue. He also claimed that Sena was a non-profit organisation and its objective was to 'serve the society and prevent bad behaviour.'
Controversy is not new to Sena. It was in lime light earlier also for wrong reasons. In 2007, Sena members attacked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi's house in Bangalore of Karnataka at the height of protests on the Cauvery issue.
Reports suggest the Sri Ram Sena was involved in the attack on Churches.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)