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Sena to contest fine in Supreme Court

July 23, 2004 15:01 IST
Last Updated: July 23, 2004 21:13 IST

The Shiv Sena on Friday said it will challenge the Bombay high court's order imposing a fine of Rs 20 lakh on the party for calling a bandh on July 30, 2003 in the wake of a blast in the city.

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Speaking to, Sena chief spokesman Subhash Desai said: "We have time. We will take the matter to the Supreme Court."

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which had supported the bandh, has also been fined Rs 20 lakh.

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Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari called the HC order "unfortunate."

"In a democracy everyone has a right to express his opinion. Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak also gave bandh calls," he said.

He said the courts must suggest an alternative if they are striking down the option of bandhs as a form of protest.

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Sub: Fine on Sena - BJP for Bandh

A great move by the HC. But It should be applicable to all. Should be extended to any Bandhs or Strikes. I hope sense prevails ...

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