Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray apologises for Saamana cartoon alluding to Maratha rallies

For the reservation of Maratha people, the Shiv Sena chief also called for a special Assembly session.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 1, 2016 3:50 pm
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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray apologised for the cartoon which appeared in the party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ that purportedly mocked the Maratha silent protesters.

A tweet attributed to him on an account stated the apology. “If the cartoon has hurt someone, I am really sorry for it,” the tweet read.

The publication also mocked students of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and tried to portray the spread of dengue using the caricature of martyred soldiers. Many on social media saw the cartoon as a form of ‘sick joke’ and Shiv Sena’s use of freedom of speech to publish something distasteful.

The pro-Maratha social organisation ‘Sambhaji Brigade’ had attacked the ‘Saamana’ office in Navi Mumbai for a shoddy portrayal of Marathas. The cartoonist responsible for the cartoon had apologised following the incident.

Here’s a look at the Saamana cartoon.

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Maharashtra has been shaken by the silent marches held by the Maratha community members following the brutal gang rape and murder of a minor Maratha girl in Ahmednagar last month.

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  1. D
    Oct 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm
    Shiv Senate, RSS guys are lunatics and full of hate. They don't know any other thing besides hating
    1. D
      Oct 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm
      This stupilfellow doubt Modi's capacity.
      1. T
        The Maratha
        Oct 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm
        Shivsena always pla anti Maratha politics in state and always misguided hindus against;br/gt;Marathas have established Sambhaji Brigade to fight with Shivsena and;br/gt;The mirchas are result of RSS Shivsena politics.
        1. R
          Oct 1, 2016 at 11:08 am
          Shiv Sena and MNS, are just a joke on this nation. They have never done anything useful for our country or the state. They will always spread hatred.