Muthalik welcomes Sudin's stand on bikinis on beaches

PTI, PANAJI | 01 July 2014 21:37 IST

A day after a Goa minister spoke against young girls visiting pubs in short dresses, Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik on Tuesday welcomed the statement saying it showed that several important people shared his views.

"Dhavalikar (Goa's PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar) is one of the important persons in the state. He has realised how pub culture has increased. That is why he has made such a statement," Muthalik said.

"I am thankful to the minister. There are several people in BJP and Congress who are in tandem with our ideology but they are afraid that if they speak in open, they will face wrath," he said.

"There are several people who want our culture to be preserved," he expressed.

Dhavalikar had told mediapersons yesterday that the (practice of) young girls going to pubs in short dresses does not fit in our culture.

"What will happen to our Goan culture, if we allow this?...The scantily dressed girls visiting pubs project wrong culture and this should be stopped," he had said.

The minister had also said, "Whatever Muthalik is saying is not wrong. He is not speaking against any religion. Everyone has a right to speak about his own religion."

Muthalik today said that he will meet Dhavalikar when he comes to Goa to meet Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

"I want to work within the parameter of law. We will create awareness against pub culture. We will distribute pamphlets and hold meetings against the pub culture," he said.

After the awareness drive, the Sene would resort to the peaceful protests, he added.

The Sri Ram Sene activists had attacked girls and men in a pub in Mangalore in 2009, claiming the women were violating traditional Indian values.

Muthalik's induction in BJP ahead of recent Lok Sabha elections was cancelled after a hue and cry was generated apparently over his anti-modernity image.

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Dhavalikar's outburst against bikini is understandable as he and his like Muthalik , are great disciples of Sanatan Guru Athavale. Saree that reveals 8 inches of belly and at times the belly button is cool for him because saree is a 'satvik' costume according the diktat of Sanatan. Even the 'Krishna Leela' of his own brother MLA Dipak can be exempted because it is strictly within the codes of Hinutva. Even a minor child in Ponda taluka is well aware of the 'Raas Krida' of the popular MLA. Only question is, does Dhavalikar intends to change party's name from Maharastravadi Gomanatak Party (MGP) to Hindutva Gomanatak Party(HGP)? Because all MGP MLAs and their families are guided by their Guru Athavale according Guru's own publication Sanatan Prabhat.

Debauchery is not an issue and not a sin as long is it is concealed under the 'traditional outfit' , they believe.

- Rajan Kamat, Mapusa | 02 nd July 2014 08:51

 

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