Topic: Bal Thackeray
The offending post against recently deceased leader Bal Thackeray resulted in two arrests, the latest in a string of crackdowns on Internet speech in the world's largest democracy.
In death as in life, Bal Thackeray divided Mumbai. Mumbaikars shuttered shops fearing violence, while hundreds of thousands thronged the funeral today of the Shiv Sena founder.
Mumbaikars closely followed news that one of their city's most controversial political leaders may be critically ill, resurfacing questions about succession.
The detention of Raj Thackeray, an anti-immigrant activist, threatens to stoke communal tensions against workers from northern states in India's financial hub.
10/21/2008 01:00 am