Girl arrested for Facebook comment questioning Thackeray's funeral

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 05:30 hrs

Palghar: A 21 year old girl was arrested for her Facebook post questioning the total shutdown of the city for Shiv Sena leader, Bal Thackeray's funeral on Sunday. Another girl who 'liked' the comment was also arrested.

The girls were booked under Section 295 (a) of the IPC (for hurting religious sentiments) and Section 64 (a) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. 

In retaliation, a mob of some 2,000 Shiv Sena workers attacked and ransacked her uncle’s orthopaedic clinic at Palghar. This despite the fact that the girl withdrew the comment and apologised for the same.

“Her comment said people like Thackeray are born and die daily and one should not observe a bandh for that,” said PI Uttam Sonawane.

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