After the police refused permission for the event, saying they did not want any untoward incident in the city, Sunny Leone herself backed out of the show.
Karnataka high court slams government over cancellation of Sunny Leone event
Mumbai - 22 Dec 2017 16:19 IST
Updated : 19:04 IST
Sunny Leone fans were left disappointed after fringe groups raised an objection to her musical show on New Year’s eve in Bengaluru.
The Karanataka police, too, refused to give the organizers the required permissions and security cover for the event.
Not wanting any trouble, the actress herself then backed out of the show.
Now, the Karnataka high court has hit out against the government for failing to provide adequate security.
Justice B Veerappa questioned the state government's inability to provide security for the event and asked the police to take measures to ensure law and order is maintained in the city.
“Why are you blocking Sunny Leone’s event? Such kind of discrimination is not right. What action have you taken to maintain law and order in the city during New Year?” Justice Veerappa said.
Bengaluru police commissioner T Suneel Kumar had earlier told the media that they had refused permission for the event as they did not want any untoward incident in the city.
“We are denying permission for Sunny Leone’s musical show on 31 December night to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident in the city," he had said.
Since the police of Bangalore have publicly said that they will not be able to ensure mine & all who attend safety for my New Years event,my team & I feel,safety of the people should always come first therefore I cannot attend.God bless & I wish everyone a safe & happy New Year!— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) December 19, 2017
The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike and some other Kannada chauvinists had opposed the event, calling the invitation to Leone an 'assault' on the city's culture.