Force-feeding: HC dismisses PIL seeking disqualification of Shiv Sena MPs

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.

Force-feeding: Police to file ATR on plea against Shiv Sena MP

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.

Force feeding Muslim staffer: Delhi HC to hear PIL

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.

Gadkari hits out at Congress, NCP over Maharashtra Sadan row

Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has accused the Congress and NCP of using the Maharashtra Sadan episode involving a Shiv Sena MP to "malign" the image of the saffron combine.

Force-feeding row wouldn`t have erupted if staffer was Hindu: Raj Thackeray

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.

NSUI workers protest against Shiv Sena

National Students` Union of India ( NSUI) workers on Thursday held a protest outside the Rail Bhawan against the Shiv Sena for allegedly forcing a Muslim man to break his fast.

Force-feeding controversy: Activist files plea with Minority Commission

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.

Government to speak on Friday on Shiv Sena MP row

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.

Shiv Sena MP compares force-feeding controversy to Godhra

Amidst criticism over force-feeding a Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan who was observing the Ramzan fast, a Shiv Sena MP likened the incident to the Godhra train burning incident in Gujarat.

Speaker should take note of Maharashtra Sadan incident: Atul Anjan

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.

Rape okay, not roti? Shiv Sena chief asks detractors on force-feeding controversy

Despite hullabaloo over its party MP allegedly forcing a fasting Muslim worker to eat, Shiv Sena remained defiant and defended the incident that took place at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi last week.

Shiv Sena MP should be thrown out of Maharashtra Sadan: Shobhaa De

Author Shobhaa De said on Wednesday that the Shiv Sena MP who tried to force feed an employee of IRCTC-managed canteen should be thrown out of Maharashtra Sadan.

Maharashtra govt orders probe into force-feeding incident, Shiv Sena expresses regret

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into complaints made by MPs from the state regarding quality of services being provided at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.

Roti and Ramzan: MPs and Muslims

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.

Gadkari, Najma mum on Shiv Sena incident

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.

Shiv Sena MPs `force` fasting Muslim to eat: Who said what

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.

No intention to hurt anybody`s religious sentiments: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray tried to water down the controversy erupted after Shiv Sena MPs misbehaved with a catering supervisor at Maharashtra Sadan last week.

Shiv Sena MPs defend force feeding, says did not know staffer`s religion

Amidst hullabaloo over allegedly abusing and forcing a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati last week, Shiv Sena MPs defended their act.

Force-feeding row triggers national outrage; probe ordered, Shiv Sena expresses regret

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.

Uproar in Parliament; govt says report regarding Shiv Sena MPs unverified

Parliament was rocked over reports that Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a fasting Muslim worker to eat in the new Maharashtra Sadan, but government dismissed the allegations as "unsubstantiated".