Shobhaa De Twitter Controversy: Shiv Sena Protests Outside The Writer's House

09/04/2015 2:33 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian author and critic Shobhaa De gestures during the launch of her book 'Superstar India - from Incredible to Unstoppable' in Hyderabad on June 16, 2008. In the book De tells the story of modern India. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

MUMBAI — The Shiv Sena staged a noisy protest on Thursday outside celebrity author Shobhaa De's house, after she attacked a move to force multiplexes to show Marathi movies in the prime time slot.

Carrying banners as well as Maharashtrian food items vada-pav and misal, the Sainkis shouted slogans against De.

The protesters condemned De's comments opposing the Bharatiya Janata Party-Sena government's diktat to all multiplexes in Maharashtra to daily exhibit Marathi movies between 6 and 9 PM.

Police personnel deployed in large numbers outside De's residence in the upmarket Cuffe Parade in south Mumbai prevented the Sainiks from entering the building premises.

De told journalists that she was overwhelmed by the support she received for her tweets on the social media and elsewhere.

On the protests, she said she was not at all worried.

Shiv Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik has sought an apology and moved a notice for breach of privilege in the assembly.

Sarnaik accused De of "insulting the chief minister (Devendra Fadnavis) and the people of the state".

De on Wednesday had tweeted:

Also read: Shobhaa De Has Been Asked To Apologise For Tweeting Against Maharashtra Govt's Latest Order

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