Uproar in Parliament over Shiv Sena MPs 'forcing' Muslim staffer to break fast
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday witnessed an uproar over Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abusing and forcing a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapatti.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she will allow a discussion on the issue during Zero Hour.
In a highly insensitive act, 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi last week.
The MPs were apparently angry over not being served Maharashtrian food.
The Maharashtra Sadan has apologised to the employee even as the Shiv Sena has denied the incident.
Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut, who was allegedly among the leaders present during the incident, has denied the allegation. "These allegations are totally baseless," he said.
"All the members of Shiv Sena respects all the religions," he added.
(Posted on 23-07-2014)