Women activists vandalise Mumbai bar over cocktail name 'Balatkari'

Jan 02, 2013, 15:41 IST | Agencies

A group of women vandalized a famous bar, Bonobo, here, raising objection to a cocktail called ''Balatkari'' (Rapist) being served by them.

Representing the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the women expressed their anger over the bar promoting a permissive and casual attitude towards rape, and asked police to arrest one of the owners, Nevile Timbadia, who according to them, has been publicizing the drink.

“We got information that a drink called ''Balatkari'' (rapist) is being served here at the Bonobo bar. It is shameful to know that some people do not consider rape as a heinous crime and use it in such a casual manner. The co-owner, Nevile seems to think that this is some kind of a joke. I think he has no respect for women,” said Vidya Chavan, MLA, NCP.

Recently the brutal gangrape and death of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi has sparked nation-wide protest and debates on the issue of sexual offences against women in the country.

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