March 7th, 2012
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Why cant women buy liquor? Moral policemen strike again

moral policemenMalapuram: For standing in the queue of Paraparangadi Beverages Corporation a lady along with her husband were attacked, assaulted and abused by moral policemen. Chemmad Sanmanas road Kalluparambil Kunhi Pokar and his wife were insulted and assaulted in public at 10.15 this morning.

An infuriated mob surrounded the couple and assaulted the couple while incessantly abusing them. Though the victims tried to defend themselves they failed miserably as the angry violent moral policemen were not willing to listen to their side of the story.

The husband who tried to protect his wife from physical assault was beaten up. The mob had intentions to insult belittle and castigate and humiliate them for their offense by making them walk on the streets. But the police interfered and rescued the couple. Though the police send them back home in a car the assaulters followed them and intercepted the car at Chettipadi which was one kilometer from the place of assault. They were once again subjected to assaults and abuse. The couple, who continue to fear the abusers have refused to file a complaint with the police.

In a similar incident, a few months back, Shahid Bava, from Cheruvadi, was grievously assaulted by an angry mob near Kodiyathur village office. The boy was alleged to have illegal relationship with a  women. He was in critical stage while he was admitted at a private hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries. The 29 year old boy who became a victim to moral policing was tied

The menace of moral policing has been increasing in Kerala of late. This undemocratic means of control over the people by a selected few who take justice and law in their hand is questioning the very social and religious fabric of this country. Under the pretext of morality these organizations are depriving people of their rights and freedom and are imposing their views through violence and fear. If this practice is allowed to continue and not squashed with an iron hand would jeopardize the entire democratic and secular framework of this country.




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