Activists Ransack TV Station in India

Nov 20, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Political activists attacked and ransacked a TV station in Mumbai, claiming that the station had insulted their leader.

The story, reported on CNN.com, said the TV station attacked was IBN Lokmat, a sister station to CNN-IBN, which is also in India. The CNN station was not attacked.

According to the report, the channel was accused of insulting Bal Thackeray, "a fiery Maharashtrian leader." Mumbai is in the state of Maharashtra.

The report added that "Shiv Sena and its breakaway Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), headed by Thackeray’s nephew, claim to be champions of Maharashtrian issues, especially economic issues, as hundreds of thousands of migrants from a number of impoverished states are lured to Mumbai for jobs."

–Chuck Ross

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