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October 19, 2015

Punjab Assembly resolution demands Shiv Sena be declared terrorist group

A Pakistan People's Party (PPP) lawmaker submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly condemning the activities of hardline Hindu organisation Shiv Sena.

The resolution, submitted by the PPP's Faiza Malik, states that the activities of Shiv Sena have put at risk the safety of Muslim and followers of other religions in India.

The resolution condemns the attack on the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai by Shiv Sena activists over a scheduled meeting between Pakistan and Indian cricket officials to revive cricketing ties.

Peace in the region is in danger because of Shiv Sena, states the resolution.

The resolution further demands that the United Nations should ban Shiv Sena and declare it a terrorist organisation.

The resolution was submitted hours after 40 to 50 members of the far-right organisation stormed the office of the BCCI in Mumbai. The Shiv Sena activists protested against a scheduled meeting between PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan and BCCI President Shashank Manohar.

The meeting was cancelled following the protest.

Last week, Shiv Sena activists attacked Sudheendra Kulkarni, the organiser of a book launch in Mumbai of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri, saying any engagement with Pakistan is unacceptable.

Earlier this month, threats from the extreme right-wing group led to organisers cancelling legendary Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali's show in Mumbai despite the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assuring that the event would not be stopped.

Shiv Sena is allied with the ruling BJP and co-governs the Indian state of Maharashtra with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party.