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Raj Thackeray barred from holding rallies

india Updated: Sep 04, 2008 22:25 IST
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In the backdrop of fresh tension triggered by his insistence on Marathi signboards for shops, the Mumbai police on Thursday barred Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray from addressing public meetings till September 30 .

The police sent a notice to Raj asking him to abstain from making speeches till the end of this month.

The notice was sent follwing a warning by Raj and his party members all shopowners in the city to put up signboards in Marathi as per the directive of the BMC or face dire consequences.

The Bombay High Court had, however, directed Raj not to take law into his own hands and not resort to violence.

Earlier this year, Thackeray was prohibited from making speeches after he began a tirade against north Indians in the city.

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