BENGALURU: The members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene, the youth wing of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, on Friday held protests in Bengaluru against an upcoming event in the city, where Bollywood actor Sunny Leone is due to perform on the eve of New Year.
The pro-Kannada activists alleged that such events in the city posed a threat to Kannada culture. “We won’t allow western culture to hurt our Kannada culture. We all know the history of Sunny Leone. And we won’t allow it,” Harish, the leader of the protesters, told Indian media.
The demonstrators, wearing black ribbons around their head, set ablaze posters of Sunny at Manyata Tech Park, where the New Year bash has been scheduled to take place.
“We have all seen what happened at MG Road and Brigade Road on December 31 last year. Bringing people like Sunny Leone to Bengaluru will only corrupt the minds of men and women, and lead them to behave inappropriately,” said Harish