Mumbai, Jul 10: Supreme Court ordered to lift ban on the controversial book on Maratha warrior king Shivaji Maharaj, which allegedly contained defamatory references to him.
The book was authored by American writer James Laine.
The Maharashtra unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) stated on Jul 9 that the book had "enraged and caused pains" to the people of Maharashtra.
The organisation also condemned Maharashtra government for its "lack of preparation" while presenting the case before the court to confirm the ban on the book.
They also demanded that the State and Central governments should take necessary actions to uphold the ban on the book.
Udayanraje Bhosale, NCP MP, a descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji announced that Laine's book would not be allowed to be sold or circulated in Maharashtra.
VHP described the decision of Supreme Court of taking off ban on James Laine's book as "shocking."