The statement taken out of Manjeswar MLA Kunjanbus mouth, has created furore...such words were never uttered by the Home Minister of Karnataka...
But the Page3 newspapers blow this out of proportion, without even verifying with the HM of Karnataka...obviously sponsored by some anti social elements! (original version of the statement: Acharya, also here to attend the party's national executive and national council meetings, said he is studying the unfolding situation. "Kunjambu rang me on Friday night and said his daughter was safe and had reached home," Acharya added.)
Here is the detail of action taken in this event:
“We have arrested five persons so far. While four are from Kerala, one is from Mangalore. It appears the crew of the bus belongs to the CPM. The girl was not abducted. She was asked to get off the bus by some persons who thought she may be in trouble.
“This seems to have been done in good faith. She was neither beaten nor threatened. The investigation is on, and the truth will come out soon.”
Bangalore: IN THE light of media reporting on moral vigilantism by the right-wing groups in Mangalore, the state BJP Government proposes to appoint a media ombudsman to screen reports lacking in objectivity.
Home Minister V S Acharya, echoing the views of a sizable section in Mangalore who say media coverage of the January 24 assault on women at a pub has caused great damage to the reputation of Mangalore, at a peace meeting in Mangalore on Sunday said his Government would consider a policy to keep media “within a Lakshman Rekha”.
“An ombudsman will screen media reports for objectivity and entertain complaints of the public. The media must not go overboard in projecting incidents,” Acharya said.
District-in-charge Minister Krishna Palemar said, “Mangalore has been projected in a poor light across the world by the media.”