Raj Thackeray’s party workers vandalise Zara for selling clothes ‘made in Pakistan’

Published: April 22, 2017
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The MNS workers wanted the outlet to stop selling clothes manufactured in Pakistan. PHOTO COURTESY: HINDUSTAN TIMES

The MNS workers wanted the outlet to stop selling clothes manufactured in Pakistan. PHOTO COURTESY: HINDUSTAN TIMES

MUMBAI: Activists of Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) wants Zara – famed international clothing and accessories brand – to stop selling made in Pakistan clothes in India.

Members of India’s hard-line political party barged into an outlet of the brand at a Mumbai mall, protesting against the death sentence of an Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav.

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According to a Hindustan Times report, the MNS workers said that the outlet must close down the section selling clothes manufactured in Pakistan.

The workers then went on a rampage, stomped angrily on the clothes and later issued a direct ultimatum to the Zara store owner against selling those clothes.

“Here, Jadhav has been unjustly been prosecuted and we have shops dedicating sections to selling Pakistani clothes. This is simply not acceptable,” said Rita Gupta who led the protest.

She warned that the MNS would resort to its usual violent methods if the clothes were not discarded.

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The MNS in the past few days had been pleading for action against Pakistan on the Jadhav issue, said the report.

A Pakistani military court recently sentenced Jadhav to death on charges of espionage. Pakistan has already clarified that his sentence was as per the law and that India stands totally exposed on the issue of terror financing and perpetrating subversive acts in the country.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Syed Hashim Hasan
    Apr 22, 2017 - 2:49PM

    We still want Indian models in our Ads, Indian Songs in FM and Indian Movies in Cinemas

    With India becoming more and more fundamentalist while not losing any ground in Pakistan market whom they are targeting left right and center.

    With this kind of attitude from the people, whatever is happening around us like load shedding, water issues, law & order etc etc, we very well deserve it for our could not care less attitude.Recommend

  • Khan
    Apr 22, 2017 - 3:17PM

    India appears to be full of idiots.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 22, 2017 - 4:09PM

    i dont get the connection … Recommend

  • XoF
    Apr 22, 2017 - 5:07PM

    Insecure jumpy complex stricken peopleRecommend

  • sameer
    Apr 22, 2017 - 5:07PM

    Isn’t zara an international brand?Recommend

  • Hailey
    Apr 22, 2017 - 6:20PM

    Zara is a Spanish clothing brandRecommend

  • Shah
    Apr 22, 2017 - 8:30PM

    @Khan: Sir, there is no INDIA… It was British India and when they left, them Hindus kept the word India to fool world. Actually it is HINDUS-TAN; Idiots is a very small word for all of them Hindus-tanis; Pakis-tan should and must seal its borders with Hindus-tan and not let any trade or business with them, including no transit Hindus-tan cargo to pass through Pakis-tan to Afghanistan. Let them air-freight and sea freight through their new slave Iran; Absolute block of Hindus-tan trading with Pakis-tan and through Pakis-tan; Then their constipated brain will start having loose motions; Recommend

  • Abc
    Apr 22, 2017 - 8:46PM

    Indian extremist follow hitler. No wonder Nazis and Hindus have same symbol Recommend

  • Shah
    Apr 22, 2017 - 11:44PM

    @Abc: For God’s Sake… don’t degrade Nazis; They are Aryans… them Hindus are low level lowest of the lowest crap called Dravidians; with 5 castes and levels of respect even in their own distorted and wrinkled religion; Recommend

  • Absolute truth
    Apr 23, 2017 - 1:30AM

    Indians at times act hilariously. It is one of them.Recommend

  • flipflop
    Apr 23, 2017 - 1:59AM

    Stupidity is just not limited to Pakistan but also it thrives in India. Both countries have same issues yet we point fingers at each other. Well anyways let India handle their people and Pakistan must focus on helping their people. No need to get triggered by the actions of your neighbours. No harm done to Pakistan so relax and live your life. Become a beacon of hope and a role model for other countries. Recommend

  • Abdul jabbar
    Apr 23, 2017 - 2:16AM

    We are Muslim and Pakistani but we don’t have patriotism in our body and soul like Indians have. The day we become patriotic and loyal to our country and our religion no one can abuse us or glare any eye to our face.Recommend

  • An Indian
    Apr 23, 2017 - 8:58AM

    @Shah:
    Thousands of Pakistanis come to India every year for cheap medical treatment. Seal the borders and keep them in Pakistan, too. Recommend

  • Manu
    Apr 23, 2017 - 9:44AM

    I didn’t knew they sold Pakistani stuff or else I would have cancelled their license and made them close for good unless they stop any goods from Pakistan. Some of the companies such as Nestle and Pepsi is also a huge job providers in Pakistan, India should take action against such MNC(staying within WTO guidelines). Ask them to shut down their facilities in Pakistan or lose access to worlds largest market. Being in chamber of commerce I can at least do my part.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Apr 23, 2017 - 10:55AM

    @Shah:
    One Should not Be Blind in Hate for Another Country. Do we not have Hate mongers? Do we not have Hate preachers? NO? Do we not have l-ynch-ing incidents? How many you wanna know? Joseph Colony remember? Asia and Shahzad Remember? And latest one Mardan University Remember?

    Do we not have Caste System?

    By the Way Im Pakistani and i do not live in denial. Recommend

  • Deepak Parashar
    Apr 23, 2017 - 11:03AM

    Dear not so dear Shiv sena !! You idiots don’t know what you are doing. But what else legacy could a person like Bal Thackeray have left ?Recommend

  • Chachea Jee
    Apr 23, 2017 - 11:55AM

    Pakistanis like Shahyar Khan still want cricket series with India and in India. Same story for Hockey…..Recommend

  • Pluralist
    Apr 23, 2017 - 12:04PM

    @An Indian: It’s not that thousands from Pakistan came to visit India for medical treatment…so far only 500 Pakistanis has been treated in India in the last many years.

    Also now in Pakistan the liver transplant and liver grafting has been introduced in many hospitals, so now on they won’t be travelling to India as that treatment is now available in many hospitals in Pakistan, earlier it was not that easily available.

    It actually shows that Pak people are open to visit India and doesn’t harbors any hatred against the country, unlike the Indian media and the people consumed by hatred for Pakistan. Have seen many Pakistanis visiting Indian stores in US for buying items which is available in Pak stores in better quality. Pakistanis visits Indian stores on the other hand…without any prejudice. Recommend

  • Mohammed Mirza
    Apr 24, 2017 - 12:20PM

    Zara is an international brand.How i wished the Indian government can stop these goons and lock them up.We muslims were never taught to hate anyone. Its the media that is portraying the muslims in a bad light. Recommend

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