Complaint, protests against Tehelka for calling Bal Thackeray 'terrorist'

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:09 hrs

Mumbai: Shiv Sena staged a protest against weekly news magazine 'Tehelka' over an article on late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray in its latest issue.

The cover of the magazine also showed an image of Bal Thackeray along with Yakub Memon, Dawood Ibrahim and Bhindranwale - grouping them all in the same category under the title - 'Who Is The Biggest Terrorist Of Them All..?' 

Shiv Sena district chief and cabinet minister Eknath Shinde, who led the agitation, condemned the article and demanded an unconditional apology from the editor of Tehelka.

"If Tehelka weekly fails to apologise, the Sena would intensify its agitation," he said.

Sena protesters shouted slogans against Tehelka and also burnt copies of the weekly.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena also filed a complaint against Tehelka and the author of the article - Mathew Samuel, demanding for his arrest and the immediate ban of the magazine.