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Shiv Sena office in Navi Mumbai attacked over controversial cartoon

A cartoon that appears to poke fun at the campaign for Maratha reservations that’s being organised in the state.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
September 27, 2016 5:08:41 pm

Stones were pelted at a printing press of Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamna in Navi Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon. According to the police, the incident of stone pelting occurred at Saamna office, Sanpada where about three glasses of the outer wall were broken and damaged.

“Offence is being registered against the culprits. Investigations will be conducted and appropriate action will be taken against the accused,” said Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. Police suspect the action to be reaction to ‘offending’ cartoon on Maratha agitation which was published in the newspaper.

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The cartoon that attempts to poke fun at the campaign for Maratha reservations that’s being organised in Maharashtra. The cartoon appears to have played with the words “Mook Morcha” (silent rally) and made it “Mooka Morcha (kiss rally) and even showed a couple kissing amidst the rally.

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