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Sunny Leone Bengaluru New Year's Eve Bash: Event Organiser Moves HC for Permission

The programme, called ‘Sunny Night,’ is scheduled to feature many Kannada bands and artistes. There were three – four parts of the programme where Leone features – including one Kannada film song titled ‘Sesamma’.

Deepa Balakrishnan | CNN-News18deepab18

Updated:December 19, 2017, 1:47 PM IST
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Sunny Leone Bengaluru New Year's Eve Bash: Event Organiser Moves HC for Permission
File photo of actress Sunny Leone (Image: Yogen Shah)
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Bengaluru: Sunny will have her day in court, on Thursday. The event management company that planned a New Year’s Eve programme featuring actress Sunny Leone in Bengaluru – which was denied permission by the police amid ‘law and order concerns’ – has filed a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court, asking that the programme should be given approvals as they have planned the event for nearly two months now.

The petition will come up for hearing on Thursday, company officials say. The programme, called ‘Sunny Night,’ is scheduled to feature many Kannada bands and artistes. There were three – four parts of the programme where Leone features – including one Kannada film song titled ‘Sesamma’.

The proposed programme saw many activists of a fringe group called the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sena holding protests at the programme venue in Bengaluru and in about 12 districts across the state.

The plea argues that “the persons who protested are seemingly and by records supposed to be anti-social elements, engaged in acts of vandalism and creating of unrest. Their unfair threats and pressure should not be the driving force for the state police to take such unmindful decisions.”

Besides, the fact that untoward incidents that have happened elsewhere or lack of force cannot be the yardstick for denying permission for the event, the petition argues, as it has been planned well within a legal framework, with all formalities on permissions followed, the venue and security pre-decided, parking and safety facilities such as fire and pollution clearances already finalised.

The event managers also ask the HC to direct the police to ensure suitable deployment of forces, as these activists continue to threaten the organisers.

Though the main pro-Kannada organisation, the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, has distanced itself saying they don’t endorse these protests, activists belonging to the Yuva Sena say the programme is ‘against Kannada culture and heritage.’
| Edited by: Ananya Chakraborty
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