BJP condemns violence against North Indians in Mumbai

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New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) Strongly condemning the violence against Hindi speaking people in Mumbai, the BJP today said it was an attempt for ''garnering petty political mileage, designed to destroy social harmony''.

Urging the Maharashtra government to take stern measures to curb such activities, BJP spokesman Ravishankar Prasad, without taking the name of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena headed by Raj Thackeray, said every Indian had a right to travel and work in any part of the country and nobody could place any objection to it.

He said Founder Jana Sangh President S P Mukherjee had precisely opposed this sort of attitude in Jammu and Kashmir and entered the state without permit never to return alive. Because of this supreme sacrifice, Jammu and Kashmir, which otherwise flaunted its own Constitution, Prime Minister and National flag, had to accept the authority of Indian Constitution, Supreme Court, Election Commission and Parliament, he added.

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