Activists of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) have urged the district administration to shutdown gambling centres and illegal video parlours and to regulate the functioning of cyber centres.

In a press release issued here on Saturday, NSUI said that the number of illegal gambling centres and video parlours had increased in Shimoga. It was unfortunate that the youth were falling prey to such illegal activities. Appreciating the police who conducted raids on illegal gambling units in Shimoga recently, NSUI demanded that such actions should be continued.

The NSUI said that illegal gambling units were being managed by those involved in money-lending and politicians. It demanded that action be taken against such persons. As unfair activities had been reported from cyber centres in the city, the district administration should strictly monitor their functioning. A delegation of NSUI leaders comprising Madhusudan, Mohan, Chethan, Srijith, Santosh, and Annaiah submitted a memorandum to Superintendent of Police Ramana Gupta.