Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed centre for providing Y-Plus category protection to actress Kangana Ranaut and said that Home Ministry’s decision to provide security to her is unfortunate as the actor had ‘insulted’ Mumbai by comparing it to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
“Comparing Mumbai with ‘Pak Occupied’ Kashmir and insulting the Khaki uniform by calling the Mumbai police a mafia is a sign of a deteriorating mentality. Insulting the 11 crore Marathi people of Maharashtra and Mumbai seems like a crime like treason. But when the Union Home Ministry of the Modi government stands with people committing such crimes, our 108 martyrs, who laid down their lives to maintain Mumbai as the capital of Maharashtra after independence, will shed tears in heaven,” Shiv Sena said in Saamana.
“If any person challenges the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the whole of Maharashtra should unite against it. The Bharatiya Janata Party is directly supporting those who insult Mumbai and the Chief Minister of the state,” he said.
The Shiv Sena further said that insulting Mumbai is equivalent to making derogatory statements against Mumbai’s goddess Mumba Devi.
“Mumbai is the offering of ‘Mumba Devi’. This goddess was founded by a Koli named ‘Munga’, so she was first named ‘Mungachi Aaya’ and ‘Maha-Ambai’. Some say that Mumbai’ is the form of ‘Mrunmayi’. Our Goddess was insulted by comparing her to the occupied territory of Pakistan. Hindutva and culture, religion and renunciation of 108 martyrs were insulted and by insulting this the central government was insulting Maharashtra. Giving the person the honor of guard of special protection,” it said.
“Those who insult Mumbai’s mother, their names will be written with asphalt in the history of Maharashtra,” he said.
The Shiv Sena further attacked the BJP, saying it should have focused on the India-China situation rather than standing with the opponents of Maharashtra.
“Today, the people of BJP stand with the opponents of Maharashtra, the same faith should have been shown against the Chinese. Then the country was not insulted on the border of Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh,” it said.