Right wing group Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik,whose outfit evoked national outrage by attacking girls and boys at a pub,was banned from entering Mangalore district for one year.
The ban,ordered by the District Administrator and Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj following Muthalik owning up responsibility for the attack in January this year,official sources said.
The Sri Rame Sene chief was earlier banned from entering the district for 15 days during 2003,the sources said.
In act of ‘moral policing’ against pub culture,Sri Rame Sene activists had attacked women and others at the pub on January 24,raising the hackles of women’s bodies with some organising ‘pink chaddi’ (underwear) campaign,sending thousands of undergarments to Muthalik.
The Hindu outfit,obscure until the pub attack,had also threatened to disrupt the February 14 Valentine’s Day celebrations.