The chief of Karnataka right wing group Sri Ram Sene, Pramod Muthalik has sparked outrage after his comments on Gauri Lankesh’s murder, spanning in defense of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a response to comments on why the PM was silent about the killing, he said to news agency ANI in a meeting at Bengaluru, “why should the prime minister react if some dog dies in Karnataka?”
“Two murders happened in Karnataka and two happened in Maharashtra during the Congress regime. No one is uttering a word over Congress government’s failure. Instead, they are asking why PM Modi is silent and not commenting on Gauri Lankesh’s death. Many wanted PM Modi to react after Lankesh’s death. Why should PM react if some dog dies in Karnataka?”
The group has earlier been held responsible for viciously attacking women and men in a pub in Mangalore, back in 2009, in a youtute clip that had vent viral. Several women were being dragged by their hair and being accused of ‘loose morals’. The verdict by a local court in March acquitted him and several others, stating lack of evidence.
The verdict was given by Third Judicial Magistrate of First Class Court R Manjunath.