Complaint against Thackeray for remarks against Bihar natives

A complaint has been filed against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray in a Delhi court for allegedly branding Bihar natives in Mumbai as as infiltrators.

The complaint, filed by an advocate Prem Shankar Sharma, said Thackeray's remarks, also threatening Bihar natives to throw them out of Maharashtra, is provocative and an anti-national statement for which an FIR must be lodged against him.

"Thackeray's August 31 remarks that Bihar natives who have been living in Maharasthra, especially in Mumbai, shall be kicked out from Maharashtra were defaming and that his provocative statement is against national integration as the Indian Constitution has given the right to any person to live anywhere in the country peacefully," said Sharma in his complaint.

The MNS chief had made the remarks reacting to a media report that Bihar Chief Secretary Navin Kumar wrote to Mumbai police commissioner voicing displeasure over the arrest of a youth from Bihar for vandalising the martyr's memorial during Azad maidan protest on August 11 in Mumbai.

The complaint came up before Metropolitan Magistrate Aparna Swamy who decided to take it up for consideration for tomorrow.

Thackery was earlier summoned by another court on August 30 in three different cases pertaining to attacks by MNS supporters on north Indian students, including those from Bihar, appearing for the railways' entrance exam in Mumbai on October 20, 2008.

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