Another case of Moral Policing in Haridwar when a mob of 20 dragged a couple out of their Hotel in order to protect the reputation of their holy town of Piran Kaliyar in Haridwar district and prevent any relationships between couples out of wedlock. The couple was badly humiliated and beaten by the mob publicly.
Moreover, the woman was dragged by the hair and beaten on the street despite of her begging the people to let them go. The incident occurred on Sunday and went unreported as the couple was too scared to press any charges against the alleged.
However, the police took the matter into their hands after the video of the couple being thrashed went viral online. Police officials have booked around 20 people under various charges.
This is just another and one of the many cases of moral policing and vigilantism that went too extreme and out of control. How can anybody take law into their hands? We clearly need to learn the true meaning of moral policing!