North Indians

  • '2 States' stereotyping of North and South India: I am from Karnataka and I find nothing wrong in laughing at myself once in a while April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: There are many pointers by which you can tell whether a person is from northern, or the southern part of the country. By the amount of butter he/she slaps on her paranthas or the dexterity with which a person can eat rice with bare hands. Lungis, kurtas, turbans,...
  • Maharashtra: MNS seeks to shed its 'anti-north Indian' image January 10, 2014

    Apparently eyeing a larger role in Maharashtra politics, Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) is now making attempts to shed its "anti-North Indian" image by reaching out to the community, which accounts for sizeable number of voters in the state. "MNS was never against North Indians. "North Indians have lot of...
  • Delhi court re-invokes warrant against MNS chief September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi sessions court on Friday issues a fresh non-bailable warrant issued by a Bihar court against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Raj Thackeray after he refused to make an appearance in court citing security reasons. The first warrant was issued by a Bihar court following an FIR against...
  • Hate speech: FIR against MNS chief in Delhi September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday registered an FIR registered against Maharashtra Navniram Sena chief Raj Thackeray for making hate speeches against Biharis, branding them as infiltrators in Mumbai and threatening them to throw out of the state following a court's orders. The MNS chief has been booked under various sections...
  • Hate speech: Delhi court orders FIR against MNS chief September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Tis Hazari Court in New Delhi on Thursday ordered the Sabzi Mandi Police Station to register an FIR against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for his alleged hate speech against North Indians. The ruling came after the court went through an action-taken-report, which was submitted before...
  • Raj Thackeray summoned for instigating violence August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday issued summons against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for his alleged hate speeches against north Indians and instigating violence against them on various occasions. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Manish Yaduvanshi directed that summons be issued against Raj Thackeray for September 28. The...
  • Chennai: Gun-toting students arrested for assault March 23, 2012

    CHENNAI: In yet another instance of violence involving the north Indian community in the city, two youth from Bihar, studying in a private university on OMR, were held on charges of assault and brandishing a gun at a cook at their house in Neelangarai. A special police team raided the...
  • Halt profiling of 'outsiders': TN activists March 10, 2012

    Chennai: The move by the Tamil Nadu police to enumerate migrant workers, students and tenants on the basis of their language is an affront to the constitutional freedom of an Indian to live and work anywhere in the country, said civil rights activists and trade union leaders here Friday. Following heists...
  • Shiv Sena MLA to resign for taking on Nirupam October 31, 2011

    Mumbai: Local Shiv Sena MLA Vinod Ghosalkar on Sunday said he was going to resign as legislator, to take on Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam. "As I am an MLA, I have some limitations. I cannot violate the constitutional oath. Therefore, I have decided to submit my resignation (as MLA) to party...
  • 'Let Thackerays move around sans security' October 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Irked over Shiv Sena's tirade against him over his remarks on north Indians in Mumbai, Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday dared the Thackerays to move around without any security cover. "I challenge those who say things against me. Let the three Thackerays move around without security," Nirupam said, without...
  • Shiv Sena challenges Cong to bring Mumbai to halt October 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Criticising Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam's statement concerning north Indians, Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena has challenged him to bring Mumbai to a halt. Nirupam, while addressing a public rally in Nagpur on Sunday, had indirectly targeted Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for the attacks on north Indians in...
  • Nirupam, Thackeray involved in war of words October 24, 2011

    Mumbai: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam and Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray have been involved in a slanging match once again. While Nirupam said that North Indians could bring Mumbai to a halt, Thackeray replied by threatening to physically attack the Congress leader. Nirupam said in Nagpur that North Indians could...
  • Nitish, Cong MP slam Raj for malaria comments August 3, 2010

    Patna/Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday faced more flak across the political spectrum for blaming 'migrants' for malaria outbreak in Mumbai with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying the remarks were uncalled for and deplorable. Senior Congress leader and Union Minister of State for Communications and IT...
  • Mumbai belongs to all Indians, says Shah Rukh Khan February 8, 2010

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has once again spoken his mind and backed CNN-IBN's Mumbai for All campaign. After having made his views clear on inclusion of Pakistani players in the IPL, Shah Rukh Khan has sent out another message to the Shiv Sena and the MNS saying every community...
  • Rahul spends 6 hrs in Mumbai amidst Sena threats February 6, 2010

    It had almost become a matter of prestige for both for the Ashok Chavan govt in Maharshtra and the Shiv Sena- Congress General secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in Mumbai on Friday facing the threat of black flag protests by sainiks- which ended in a whimper. Meanwhile, the Sena took on...
  • Run over by Rahul, Shiv Sena cries for democracy February 6, 2010

    Mumbai: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's visit exemplified the "Mussolini" rule in Maharashtra that prevented Shiv Sena workers from exercising their democratic right of protest, the saffron party's leader Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday. Referring to the tight security blanket thrown for Rahul Gandhi's four-hour trip, Thackeray said Shiv Sainiks all over...
  • It's local politics: Rahul boards Mumbai train February 5, 2010

    Mumbai: Discarding security considerations and a waiting helicopter, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hopped into a local train on Friday to travel from Andheri to Dadar, much to the delight of his co-passengers in the second class compartment. Maximising the massive public response to his sudden Mumbai trip in the wake of...
  • Shiv Sena fails to disrupt Rahul's Mumbai tour February 5, 2010

    Mumbai: Congress General Secretary and Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi arrived in Mumbai on Friday to stray incidents of protests from Shiv Sena workers. At least two Shiv Sena MLAs along with several party activists were arrested by the police as they tried to shows black flags to Rahul Gandhi. While MLA...
  • FTN: Regionalism destroying the idea of united India February 5, 2010

    The shrill vitriolic campaign by parties like Shiv Sena and the MNS against North Indian migrants and national icons like Shah Rukh Khan and Mukesh Ambani shows that Mumbai is no longer a cosmopolitan city. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will visit Mumbai on Friday trying to take the idea of...
  • A new low: Sena says Rahul anti-Mumbai, frustrated February 4, 2010

    Mumbai: The war of words between the Shiv Sena and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi reached a new low on Wednesday. Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna attacked Rahul Gandhi and accused the Nehru-Gandhi family of being anti-Mumbai. An editorial in the newspaper by Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray claimed that politicians from North India...
  • Rahul flays Sena, says Mumbai belongs to all Indians February 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday showed no signs of backing down in his face-off with the Shiv Sena over the issue of North Indians being targeted by Sena workers in Maharashtra. Rahul Gandhi defended his comments that the National Security Guard (NSG) commandos who saved lives during 26/11 terror attacks...
  • FTN: Sena isolated over its anti-North Indian plank February 4, 2010

    The Marathi manoos has divided the Hindu family. The BJP has for the first time spoken out openly against its oldest ally, the Shiv Sena and its Mumbai-only-for-Maharashtrians stand. The Sena looks isolated but is the BJP's tough talk just scoring points ahead of elections in Bihar or are the two...
  • After RSS, Rahul targets Sena's Marathi agenda February 4, 2010

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Congress and the Shiv Sena over North Indians being targeted in Mumbai has intensified. In one of the strongest attack on the Shiv Sena, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said that the commandos who saved Mumbai during 26/11 terror attacks were North Indians. The...
  • Break ties with Sena, Cong suggests BJP February 4, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should sever its alliance with the Shiv Sena "in the interest of accountability" against its partner's 'Mumbai for Marathis' policy. "In the interest of accountability, you (the BJP) must break up any alliance (with Shiv Sena)," party...
  • RSS, BJP slam Shiv Sena for its 'divisive politics' February 1, 2010

    Mumbai: The division in the Sangh Parivar over the issue of North Indians vs Marathi manoos issue being pursued by the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena came out in the open on Monday. While Shiv Sena made it clear that it would not heed any advice on its 'Mumbai...
  • Sena warns RSS to stay away from Mumbai issues February 1, 2010

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has taken on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) over the issue of North Indians in Mumbai. In an article in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna on Monday party Executive President Uddhav Thackeray warned the RSS to stay away from any issue related to Mumbai. "RSS should not comment on...
  • Protect north Indians from attacks: RSS chief January 31, 2010

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has taken on the MNS and the Shiv Sena by coming out in support of north Indians in Maharashtra. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has asked sangh workers in Maharashtra to protect north Indians from attacks. This could be the organisation making clear its...
  • Tamilian, North Indian in Marathi music show final January 27, 2010

    Mumbai: True to the saying that music knows no language and transcends all boundaries, for the first time, two of the three finalists of the music reality show, Marathi Sa Re Ga Ma, are non-Maharashtrians. While finalist Abhilasha Chelam is a Tamilan, Rahul Saxena is a North Indian. The only Marathi...
  • Police charge Raj with assault on North Indians November 18, 2009

    Mumbai: Police on Wednesday filed a 73-page chargesheet in a local court against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief Raj Thackeray and 20 others for rioting and assault on North Indians appearing for a Railway Recruitment examination in Mumbai in 2008. The assault had taken place when MNS was agitating against what...
  • Raj arrested for violence against North Indians, bailed out June 29, 2009

    Thane (Maharashtra): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was on Monday arrested and released on bail soon after he was sent to judicial custody in a case connected with inciting attacks against north Indians last October. A court in Kalyan in Thane district, about 80 km from the state capital...