Tahlka News Desk Bengaluru: Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday condemned Karnataka home minister�s �irresponsible� comments over reports that several women were allegedly molested in Bengaluru during New Year celebrations while the police stood by, saying all the identified culprits should be arrested.
�We can�t allow the shameful act of #MassMolestation go unpunished. Bangaluru is a vibrant city & women safety is must in a civilised society (sic),� Rijiju tweeted.https://twitter.com/KirenRijiju/status/816146818648051713
Bangalore Mirror alleged in a front-page report that unruly mobs started �pawing, molesting and passing lewd remarks� on women who had gathered for revelry on Bengaluru�s MG Road and Brigade Road.
The alleged molesters forced many women to take off their shoes and run for help to the nearest policeman, the report added.
Karnataka�s home minister G Parameswara on Monday appeared to brush aside by saying �these kinds of things do happen�. �They tried to copy the westerners, not only in their mindset but even in their dressing. So some disturbance, some girls are harassed, these kinds of things do happen,� he said.