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Azmi demands 'Z' security after MNS attack

Samajawadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi on Monday approached Maharashtra Government, seeking 'Z' category security after MLAs of Raj Thackeray-led MNS assaulted him in the state Assembly last week.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2009 16:41 IST

Samajawadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi on Monday approached Maharashtra Government, seeking 'Z' category security after MLAs of Raj Thackeray-led MNS assaulted him in the state Assembly last week.

"The party delegation met Home Minister R R Patil and demanded 'Z' security for my protection, as I still face threat from MNS and Sena activists," Azmi told PTI.

Azmi was beaten by MNS MLAs for taking oath in Hindi. Sena activists had also gheraoed him outside the Assembly after he made some remarks about Balasaheb Thackeray.

A member of the delegation said Patil assured to provide more security to Azmi.

A letter submitted to the Home Minister demanded that 'Z' category security should be given to Azmi considering the attack
by MNS.

The party has also criticised the Government for not providing security to Azmi earlier, despite Raj warning all MLAs to take oath only in Marathi.

Four MNS MLAs were suspended for four years for attacking Azmi.