Supreme Court rejects Raj Thackeray ‘’s plea

July 28th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Raj Thackeray

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court today rejected Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’’s plea challenging the criminal cases registered by the Jharkhand Government against him in a case related to his alleged inflammatory speeches.
A Bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and Mukundkum Sharma dismissed the plea, which stated that neither Thackeray’’s speeches were inflammatory nor the Jharkhand government had jurisdiction to register a case against him.
Earlier, criminal cases were registered against him by the Jharkhand Government for allegedly inciting Marathi-speaking people against North Indians.
Raj Thackeray had made critical remarks about migrants from the North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, accusing them of spoiling Maharashtrian culture and not mingling with them.
He called the celebration of Chhath Puja by North Indian migrants, particularly from Bihar, a “drama” and a “show of arrogance”. (ANI)

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