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Mumbai peaceful after HC directive

india Updated: Aug 29, 2008 16:06 IST

No untoward incident was reported in the city a day after the Bombay High Court directed the Raj Thackeray-led MNS and its party workers not to resort to violence on the Marathi signboards issue.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) K L Prasad said that although MNS has withdrawn their agitation, police 'bandobast' has been deployed at certain places in the city as precautionary measures.

In response to an application filed by traders' associations, the court on Thursday restrained Raj and MNS members from in any manner whatsoever disturbing" the traders in the city from carrying on their business activity, defacing or damaging their business property and assaulting or threatening them.

The Court had also prohibited Thackeray from personally giving any provocative or intimidating speech regarding the issue of Marathi signboards.

The deadline for shopowners to put up boards displaying the name of the shop in Marathi ended on Thursday.