The government of Karnataka has refused Sunny Leone to perform at the New Year event in Bengaluru. Members of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike has backed on to Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy. They alleged the performance of Sunny Leone in the city poses a threat to the culture of Karnataka.

“I have told the police commissioner not to give permission for Sunny Leone event,” he told Mirror Now. “They have taken permission to conduct a programme let them hold cultural activities like music, or Bharatanatyam not this (Sunny’s performance).”

What did Protests Say About Suny Leone?

Sunny Leone
Sunny Leone

Organizers can proceed to the event as planned earlier. The event, further, extends to a very long time and they took out Sunny’s performance. However, other fringe groups claimed the opposition against Sunny Night in Bengaluru on NYE 2018 for the past several days. On Friday, protests stepped up in Bengaluru with the Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene members. They burned posters of Sunny Leone and they said that she did not represent Indian culture at all, after knowing about her.

Indeed, demonstrators argued Sunny’s performance would turn out as a sexual misconduct among the people. “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, the leader of the protesters.

The organizers, however, tried to calm the protestors. Keeping in mind on sensibilities of Kannada people, the New Year Event will glow.  “Being a Kannadiga myself, I have ensured the standard of the show is representative of Bengaluru’s culture. Even though Sunny Leone got a lot of offers to dance on New Year’s Eve, she chose to come here, as Bengaluru and Hyderabad are her favorite places. This is a family programme and the culture of the state is not being disrespected,” said an organizer.