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Citizens for Justice and Peace

Thackeray openly flouted the law

08, Jan 1995

By Soli Sorabjee, Former attorney general of India

It is extremely unfortunate that the judiciary has not intervened in this case where the law has been openly flouted and communal hatred spread by Bal Thackeray through his mouthpiece, the Saamna.

History teaches us that unless these pernicious tendencies are scotched they grow to become unmanageable monsters later on. The argument that a prosecution of persons responsible for spewing hatred would rake up past events is totally misconceived because there has been no re-thinking or regret by the authors of the writings and every likelihood1995 of such actions being repeated.

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