Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok
Chavan today said MNS activists, who had gone on a rampage in
various multiplexes here last week demanding prime-time slot
for Marathi movies, will have to pay for damage to the halls.
"No one would be allowed to take law in their hands and
the MNS activists have to pay for any damages to the property
during the agitation," Chavan told reporters here.
The MNS activists pelted the multiplexes with stones in
protest for not screening Marathi movies last week after party
chief Raj Thackeray warned the theatres over the issue.
Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said the Government
already have a policy for the multiplexes for compulsory
screening of Marathi movies. The concessions to the
multiplexes were given on that basis, he added.
The department concerned would check if it is
implemented. Even the owners of the multiplexes can approach
the Government for any problem over screening the movies,