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Maharashtra Govt wants ban on Shivaji book to continue

Friday, July 09, 2010 08:09:32 PM, Agencies

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government said it favoured continuation of the ban on US author James Laine's controversial biography of Shivaji Maharaj and was seeking legal opinion after the Supreme Court turned down its plea in this regard.

"I personally and the state government also, feel that the ban should continue.... We are seeking opinion of legal experts on approaching the court to ensure the ban continues," Home Minister R R Patil said here

"We are awaiting a detailed copy of the Supreme Court ruling on lifting the ban," Patil said. The book, 'Shivaji, Hindu King in Muslim India, allegedly having derogatory comments on the Maratha king, has been at the centre of a controversy.

The apex court today upheld the decision of the Bombay High Court to lift the ban on the book by American author James Laine, which, according to the state government, contained material promoting social enmity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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