Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mumbai unrest after Thackeray arrest

Protests erupted in the city of Mumbai in India after the arrest of right-wing leader Raj Thackeray.

The controversial Thackeray was arrested for anti-immigrant activities. He is the nephew of Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena, a Hindu religious political party. The elder Thackeray gained notoriety when he stated that he wanted to be the dictator and "Hitler" of all of India .

BBC News

Mumbai tense following arrest of right-wing leader
Christian Science Monitor - 2 hours ago
The detention of Raj Thackeray, an anti-immigrant activist, threatens to stoke communal tensions against workers from northern states in India's financial hub.
Firebrand Indian politician's arrest sparks unrest AFP
'This time Raj seems to be in serious trouble' Times of India