Karnataka CM takes U-turn on ‘moral policing'
The New Indian Express Chennai|October 14, 2021
CHIEF Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who had said his government will deal with ‘moral policing’ with an iron hand following an incident in Bengaluru a month ago, did a volte-face in Mangaluru on Wednesday saying, “Action and reaction are bound to happen when there is no morality in society.”

When reporters sought his reaction to BJP MLA Umanath Kotian escorting two persons accused in a ‘moral policing’ incident from a police station after their release on interim bail, the chief minister refused to give a direct reply and said, “It is a sensitive matter. there are many sentiments in society. one needs to behave in a manner that will not hurt such sentiments. If the sentiments are hurt, then action and reaction are bound to happen.”

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