Karnataka Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai, is beneath hearth for his latest feedback on incidents of ethical policing within the state. On Wednesday, media individuals sought Bommai’s response to BJP MLA Umanath Kotian escorting two individuals accused in a ‘moral policing’ incident out of a police station, after their launch on interim bail, and Bommai mentioned that ethical policing is the ‘natural action and reaction’ when sentiments are damage.
Bommai mentioned, “This is a very sensitive matter. In society, all of us have to be responsible. There are many sentiments and one must behave in a way that doesn’t hurt such sentiments. When sentiments are hurt, naturally, actions and reactions are bound to happen.”
He additional added, “Together with authorities duty to make sure regulation and order, everybody must be accountable, everybody should co-operate. Kids should guarantee the emotions of society aren’t damage. It is a societal’s concern. Can we stay with out morality? What’s in our management is our morality. When there’s no morality, there will likely be actions and reactions.”
This recent remark on moral policing, made by Bommai is in sharp contrast to his earlier statements. Bommai had previously said that his government would deal with incidents of moral policing with an iron hand, after one such incident came to light in Bengaluru, in September.
Bommai’s recent remark has been vehemently criticised, not only on social media but also in political circles. Former Chief Minister of the state and Congress leader Siddaramaiah in a series of tweets questioned Bommai’s capacity to maintain law and order in the state.
“You have accepted your incapability to maintain law and order by justifying moral policing by a few anti-social elements. Please resign and save Karnataka. Innocent women are being targetted in Karnataka and you are protecting anti-social elements,” he tweeted.
Siddaramaiah additionally requested if the Chief Minister was planning to dissolve the police division and hand over regulation and order to the RSS or if he was planning to ascertain Junge Raj.
Responding to this, Bommai took to Twitter and referred to as Siddaramaiah ‘the icon of anti Hindus.
“While you were the CM you became the icon of anti-Hindus by getting killed Hindu activists as Tippu Sultan did in his regime, I need not learn administration or policing from you, we have an able police force to tackle the law and order which was sitting ducks under ur government,” he tweeted.
“All I said was in our society there will be a reaction to every action and law will take its own course unlike in your tenure Hindus we’re killed proper left and Heart, it is advisable to maintain a mirror to your self, God is aware of the way you sleep with blood in your palms,” he added.