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'Moral policing' in Mangalore 25 March 2010
Attacks by religious gangs in South India

A year ago a global protest known as the Pink Pants, or Pink Chaddi, campaign was launched following attacks on women in a bar in the southern Indian town of Mangalore.  A mob of around 40 men hit, kicked and abused the women in the pub because they said the girls were going against Indian culture. A hindu group known as the army of Ram or Shri Ram Sene said they carried out the attack. The BBC’s Assignment team has just been to Mangalore, and found that the campaign has had little effect. A new kind of moral policing is taking place in which young couples - especially Muslim boys seen out with Hindu girls - are now the target. Tinku Ray reports from Mangalore.


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