The chief of right wing outfit Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) Dhananjay Desai was on Wednesday remanded in police custody for a day after being arrested for his alleged involvement in murder of 28-year-old techie Mohasin Shaikh by a violent mob at suburban Hadapsar following surfacing of a Facebook post denigrating King Shivaji and late Bal Thackeray.
The Maharashtra Police have arrested 180 people in for rioting and violence following posting of the derogatory pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Chhatrapati Sambhaji and Shiv Sena founder, the late Bal Thackeray on social networking site Facebook.
The murder of a software professional in a suspected hate crime amid protests over derogatory pictures of Maratha icon Shivaji and late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Facebook has left the peace loving city shocked.
In the wake of protests over alleged derogatory references to warrior king Shivaji and Shiv Sena leader late Bal Thackeray on Facebook, party president Uddhav Thackeray today appealed to party workers to maintain peace.
NCP on Tuesday demanded apology from Narendra Modi over alleged factual errors in information given about Maratha king Shivaji in a class VII textbook of social sciences published by Gujarat educational department
NCP activists, led by state president Jitendra Awhad, set ablaze an effigy of Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP`s prime ministerial candidate, in Kalwa over the "incorrect" information on "Maharashtra`s icon" Chhatrapati Shivaji.
BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had not looted Surat, but plundered Mughal emperor Aurangazeb`s treasure in the city with the help of local people.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Maharashtra government for its intentions to remove derogatory reference made to the great Maratha leader Shivaji in a controversial book authored by American author James Laine.
The Maharashtra unit of VHP described as "shocking" the SC order lifting ban on the controversial book authored by
James Laine which allegedly contained
defamatory references to Maratha warrior king Shivaji Maharaj.
All hurdles on the publication
and circulation of controversial book -- "Shivaji - The Hindu
King in Muslim India", came to an end with the Supreme Court
today refusing the plea of Maharashtra Government to ban it.
Chavan today announced the Central Government has granted
permission to celebrate the 336th coronation ceremony of
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Raigad Fort, ending all the
controversies in this regard.