Shiv Sena, LJP activists clash in Delhi

October 21st, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI  

Raj Thackeray

New Delhi , Oct 21 (ANI): A violent brawl broke out between the activists of Shiv Sena and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) here today as the two parties took to streets to protest against militant attacks and atrocities of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on North Indian students in Mumbai.

The Sena activists were protesting against the recent militant attacks in the country when the LJP activists reached the site to stage a demonstration against the MNS atrocities in Mumbai.

On the other hand, the Sena activists accused the LJP workers of disturbing their peaceful rally.

“Shiv Sainiks had gathered here in thousands. Our MP Mohan Rawale was with us. In between this some traitors who are sympathetic towards the militants attacked us but we are proud that we managed to defend ourselves. We have beaten them with cane sticks and in future we would ensure that nobody escapes,” said Sandeep Kulkarni, a Shiv Sena activist.

While referring to the recent attacks on students from outside Maharashtra the LJP accused the Sena activists of hampering the unity of the country and demanded registration of cases against them.

“They are beating our people, making them apologise and move out. They can do anything. They are trying to disrupt the unity of the country. That is why our party has demanded a case of anti-national activities against them,” said Ram Chandra Paswan, an LJP member.

The reason of the clash is yet to be ascertained.

Police was deployed in large numbers to control the situation and prevent a violent outbreak.

On Sunday, the MNS activists in Mumbai had beaten students, particularly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and disrupted the Railway recruitment examinations.

Earlier today, MNS chief Raj Thackeray was produced before the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court where his bail plea was rejected. (ANI)

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