The Karnataka Home Minister said Sunny’s visit to Kerala for an promotional event earlier this year caused a law and order problem.

Ktaka govt buckles under pressure Likely to cancel Sunny Leone event in BengaluruPTI/ file image
news Protest Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:50

The much talked about Sunny Leone performance in a private event at a Bengaluru hotel on New Year’s Eve may be disallowed, according to the Karnataka Home Minister.

Speaking to News 18, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy was in favour of cancelling the event. “Sunny Leone went against Indian culture,” he said.

He also added that Sunny’s visit to Kerala for a promotional event earlier this year caused a law and order problem.

However, a formal decision will only be taken on Saturday afternoon, sources in the Home Ministry told TNM. 

Sources also told TNM that the government's decision will be taken based on the Karnataka High Court's directives, which has asked the government to ensure no protests take place on December 31. 

On the issue of banning liquor, however, the source hinted that the government will allow sale of liquor and ensure there is additional policemen on ground to manage any law and order issue.   

This comes after a subsidiary organization of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, Karave Yuva Sene held a protest on Friday in Bengaluru in front of Manyata Tech park against Sunny Leone coming and performing in the city on Friday. The protesters, wearing black ribbons and armed with brooms, burnt posters featuring the actor.

“This is not Kannada culture. People from other cultures are spoiling Kannada culture. The program should not happen,” Harish, an office bearer of the outfit told TNM. “We know what kind of clothes she wears and what kind of movies she acts in.”

Other than protests in Bengaluru, the outfit said that they will organise protests in a total of 15 districts against the ‘Sunny Night in Bengaluru NYE 2018’ event.

This is not the first time that the pro-Kannada organisation has held protests against this event.

The first demonstration was held on December 7.

The event, organised by an advertising agency, is set to be held in White Orchid Hotel, on Outer Ring Road, opposite Manyata Tech Park.

Also read: ‘Will she wear a saree?’ Pro-Kannada group protests against Sunny Leone’s Bengaluru show

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