Mangalore, Feb 1: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has said that its statement about the cancellation of license of a Mangalore Pub attack is 'null and void'.
One of the three-member team of NCW, Nirmala Venkatesh had said on Saturday, Jan 31 that : "We have visited the pub and there was no security. They haven't taken any security measures and there wasn't even a security guard there. The National Women Commission is going to recommend that the pub's licence be cancelled."
NCW Chairperson, Girija Vyas, however, told a news channel on Saturday Jan 31 that Nirmala had expressed the views in her 'personal capacity' and that the report now stands null and void.
"The Commission condemns the act," Vyas said. She was of the opinion that nobody has a right to moral policing in the country. If people above 18 have a right to vote then they have a right to decide whether they want to go to a pub or not.
Karnataka govt have not taken any steps to curb atrocities on women, whether it was the attack on nuns or BPO murder and rape cases, Vyas said. Earlier Nirmala Ventakesh also said, "Muthalik is not the issue in this one. We want to find out on what reason the attacks on the women took place, and who were the persons who did it, and as to why the women were beaten up so miserably."
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)