Shiv Sena Downplays 'Free Kashmir' Poster At Mumbai Protests

Shiv Sena Downplays Free Kashmir Poster At Mumbai Protests
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A demonstrator at the Gateway of India protest in Mumbai, held against the violent incidents in JNU was seen with a poster on Monday, which had 'Free Kashmir' written on it.

Mumbai: A demonstrator at the Gateway of India protest in Mumbai, held against the violent incidents in JNU was seen with a poster on Monday, which had 'Free Kashmir' written on it. The poster led to severe criticism of the Shiv Sena from the BJP over its silence in the matter.

BJP leaders were quick to attack the Sena and slammed Uddhav Thackeray and his party. However, Sena leader, Sanjay Raut claimed to media persons that the 'Free Kashmir' banner was about freedom from restrictions on internet and mobile services. He added that any demand for freedom of Kashmir would not be tolerated by the Shiv Sena.

Flaying the Sena over the matter, BJP spokesman, Sambit Patra, posted a tweet saying soon these "Sonia sainiks" will go to greater lengths to show their allegiance to the "Tukde Tukde" gang.

Earlier, former Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis in a tweet, questioned the basis of the protest and questioned the Shiv Sena on how such separatist elements could be tolerated in Mumbai. He took a dig at Uddhav Thackeray for tolerating this Free Kashmir anti-India campaign 2 km from CMO.


The BJP has locked horns with its former ally in Maharashtra on several instances over the last few days including delay in distribution of portfolios and earlier, expansion of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) cabinet.

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