UP: Cong, Shiv Sena workers clash over Bal Thackeray's ashes
Nov 22, 2012, 14:01 PM IST
Allahabad: The echo of Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray was felt post his death too. The urn containing the ashes of Balasaheb reached Allahabad on Thursday.
The Shiv Sainiks carrying Thackeray's asthi-kalash (urn with ashes) faced the brunt of Congressmen in Allahabad on Thursday.
The urn was kept for darshan at Allahabad's civil lines area. As a mark of protest over Shiv Sena's anti-North Indian migrants stand in Mumbai, Congress workers reportedly showed black flags to the Shiv Sena leaders who were in the city carrying the urn with Thackeray's ashes.
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Reports said that the Congress activists shouted slogans, showed black flags and tried to disrupt the programme where the urn was kept for the Shiv Sainiks to pay last respects.
The protest by the Congressmen triggered clash with the Shiv Sainiks present at the event. It was only after interference by the cops that the Shiv Sena leaders were allowed to head towards Sangam.
The Congress activists questioned as the move to bring the ashes of the man, who throughout the life opposed to migrants of North India to Mumbai.
Thackeray’s ashes have been sent to different parts of the country for two days, after which it will be immersed in various holy rivers by his Sainiks.