Sena workers held for protesting against K’taka CM

As many as 34 Shiv Sena workers were arrested under charges of rioting after they held demonstrations against Karnataka CM.

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2011, 00:36 AM IST

Mumbai: As many as 34 Shiv Sena workers were
on Sunday arrested under charges of rioting after they held
demonstrations against Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda
Gowda when he arrived here to attend a function, police said.

Over 400 activists had gathered outside the venue in
suburban Mulund protesting against Gowda despite police
warning them to leave the place, DCP Sanjay Shintre told PTI.

"After the warning, many of the workers had left the
place, while over 30 activists refused to budge following
which they were arrested under the charges of rioting and
unlawful assembly," he said.
The protesters were raising slogans, including the
contentious border issue pertaining to Belgaum, against the
Karnataka CM, he added.

Maharashtra and Karnataka share a long standing border
dispute over Belgaum and a few other Marathi-speaking villages
in the neighbouring state.
PTI