Raj Thackeray does not deserve any importance: Bombay high court

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  1. nrj

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    MUMBAI: Observing that politicians like Raj Thackeray do not deserve any importance, the Bombay High Court today refused to hear a contempt petition filed against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief while hinting that media make such leaders big by giving them publicity.

    A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar was hearing a petition filed by lawyer Ejaz Naqvi seeking initiation of contempt action against Raj for making derogatory and defamatory remarks against high court after his outfit was refused permission to hold a rally at Shivaji Park in Central Mumbai.

    "He (Raj Thackeray) does not deserve any importance. By filing such proceedings you (petitioner) are giving him importance which is not needed," Chief Justice Shah said.

    Citing the case of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, the court said, "Aseem Trivedi had drawn certain cartoons. Only when he was arrested people came to know about those cartoons. Till then no one knew who Aseem was".

    Drawing parallel to Aseem's case, chief justice Shah said, "If this person's (Raj Thackeray) statements are not reported by media then nobody would know what he is saying".

    The bench adjourned hearing of the petition stating it would consider the issue later.

    On February 5 this year, the same bench of the high court had rejected an application filed by MNS seeking permission to hold a rally at Shivaji Park which has been declared a Silence Zone by the municipal corporation.

    Naqvi alleged in his contempt petition that soon after the court order Raj held a press conference and termed as "partisan" the court's order.

    "The MNS leader had ridiculed the order and had also raised questions as to how the judges had not signed the order copy thus prohibiting him from approaching the Supreme Court seeking relief," Naqvi argued today.

    The petition claims that Raj's remarks scandalise the court and tend to lower its authority and dignity. The remark cast an unwarranted aspersion of partiality against the high court, the petition said.

    Raj Thackeray does not deserve any importance: Bombay high court - The Times of India
     
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    I saw Raj Thackeray's interview recently with Arnab Goswami. Raj comes across as a complete idiot and a rabble rouser. His politics is not based on something he deeply believes, but is a much abused ploy first put into practice by Bal Thackeray to divide and rule.

    The High Court is right in this instance. People like him should be given no importance....at the same time, if they create law and order problems, they must be dealt with in the harshest manner possible.
     
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    He is not dealt according to law because its helpful for congress they he is splitting Shiv Sena vote bank. It all boils down to politics - for Raj Thackeray, Bal thackeray, Congress or NCP.
     
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    ^^This is the difference between Indian politicians and politicians in advanced democracies. In those countries, challenges to law and order will never be tolerated regardless of the vote-splitting it may cause among the votebanks. They have higher ideals and a greater vision for their nation, while Indian politicians are all cynical self-serving parasites.
     
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    HC observation is political and hence unfortunate. Importance to any politician is given or not given is due to public perception not judicial rants. HC cannot order it.
     
  7. KS

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    The judge was intelligent enough to say to the petitioner F*** o** , its my ass on fire without exactly using the words.
     

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