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We can�t allow the shameful act of mass molestation: Kiren Rijiju

 2017-01-03 09:50:06.0

kiren-rijiju 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.

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.

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