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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Saturday submitted a complaint to the police against the news magazine Tehelka, seeking criminal action for their recent cover story.
Image credit: Tehelka
The Shivaji Park police made a station diary entry based on a complaint filed by Bala Nandgaonkar against the article carried by the magazine, which equated Bal Thackeray with Dawood Ibrahim and Yakub Memon!
According to reports, Nandgaonkar complained against the magazine for allegedly using derogatory language and equating Thackeray with terrorists.
In the four-page application, MNS sought an FIR against the magazine’s reporter saying that it has hurt their sentiments.
However, legal opinion would be taken to decide on further course of action.
The cover story in Tehelka’s latest issue, “Who Is The Biggest Terrorist Of Them”, showed the image of Thackeray alongside Yakub Memon, Dawood and Bhindranwale.
The report also said that, “Yakub’s hanging juxtaposed with the State funeral for the Shiv Sena supremo is a powerful emblem of this discriminatory and prejudiced understanding that seriously impairs India’s fight against terror.”
The cover has received sharp responses from all quarters of the media and public.