Shiv Sena has always been protesting against Pakistan’s presence in Maharashtra, mainly Mumbai. Whether it is cricket, Pakistan singers, artists and other actors, Shive Sena always had a problem with their presence in Mumbai. Here is a look at the protests the party has undertaken against PAKistan.
1991 Shiv sainiks dig up the Wankhede pitch to prevent Pakistan from playing a match in Mumbai, leading to the series being called off.
1999 Another contingent of shiv sainiks from part’s Delhi unit damage the Ferozshah Kotla pitch in Delhi to stop an Indo-pak cricket match.
2006 Shiv Sena opposes Pakistan’s participation in the Champions Trophy to be played in India.
2010 Shiv Sena targets Shah Rukh Khan for speaking against exclusion of Pakistani cricketers in IPL, threatens to disrupt screenings of My Name is Khan. Cong-NCP government provides adequate security, SRK fans throng theatres, defeating Sena protests.
2010 Shiv Sena protests outside the Bigg Boss house in Lonavala for including two Pakistani celebrities, actress Veena Malik and talk show host Begum Nawazish Ali in the reality show.
2012 Shiv Sena wants a ban on Pakistani singers participating in reality shows, asks Asha Bhosle to withdraw as judge of the show.
2014 Shiv sainiks protests against Pakistani band Mekaal Hasan Band in Mumbai, forcing the cancellation of their concert.
2014 Shiv Sena warns Pro-Kabaddi league organisers not to include Pakistani players. Pak players arrive, but don’t play.
April 2015 Shiv Sena forces the cancellation of a concert by Atif Aslam concert in Pune.
Oct 2015 Shiv Sena forces organisers to cancel ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s tribute to Jagjit Singh.
Oct 2015 Shiv Sena blackens former BJP leader Sudheendra Kulkarni’s face for hosting ex Pak foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book launch and visit to Mumbai.
Oct 2015 On October 19, ahead of Pakistan Cricket Board chief Shahryar Khan’s scheduled meeting with new BCCI president Shashank Manohar, 40 to 50 members of the Shiv Sena stormed the board’s headquarters at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, shouting slogans against Pakistan.
Don’t be surprised, if one day Sena demand a ban on famous sweet, mysorepak for having a word “PAK “ in it.