The Delhi High Court, Friday, dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast last month.
A court here on Tuesday directed the Delhi Police to file an action taken report (ATR) on a complaint seeking lodging of FIR against Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare for allegedly force-feeding an IRCTC employee who was on fast during Ramzan at Maharashtra Sadan.
The Delhi High Court will on August 08 hear a petition seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday came to the defence of beleaguered Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare and said he felt that the controversy over force-feeding of a Maharashtra Sadan staffer shouldn`t have been made into an issue of religion.
Lawyer and political activist Shehzad Poonawalla has moved a petition before the National Commission for Minorities and demanded action against Shiv Sena MPs, who forced a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast at the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.
The government on Thursday told the Rajya Sabha it will inform the house on Friday about facts of the incident in which a Shiv Sena MP tried to force food into the mouth of a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer who was observing Ramadan fast.
Senior CPI leader Atul Anjan on Thursday asked the Speaker to take note of the incident where Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim man to break his fast in the Maharashtra Sadan and present it before an ethics committee.
The shocking act by Shiv Sena MPs of forcefully stuffing a roti into the mouth of a fasting Muslim youth has once again brought into focus the high-handedness exhibited by some sections of the elected class.
Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Najma Heptulla on Wednesday refused to comment on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.
Leaders of various political outfits cut across party lines to condemn Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly abusing and forcing a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati.
Ruling BJP ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday came under attack from the opposition parties after a video showing some of its MPs - who were apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food - allegedly forcing a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati, triggered a political storm in Parliament.