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Twitter users react with anger to Shiv Sena MP force-feeding Muslim staffer observing Roza

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 1:32pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

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Even as Shiv Sena MPs have denied allegations of forcing a Muslim catering supervisor to break his Ramzan fast at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi last week, a video footage grabbed by 'Zee Media' has emerged which clearly shows Rajan Vichare, Sena MP from Thane, forcing the Muslim supervisor to eat chapati.

Defending his act Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare siad, "I was protesting against the quality of food at Maharashtra Sadan." Later, Vichare was forced to apologise and issued a statement saying, “I regret if anyone's religious sentiments were hurt. I did not know that the employee was a Muslim. I respect all religions and have even attended roza as well as iftar parties. The real responsibility is of Resident Commissioner Bipin Mallick as to eat food we have to go to Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh bhawans.  

But the act has sparked outrage with opposition parties severely criticising the Shiv Sena MPs and demanding a through probe into the matter. Senior Congress Leader Kamal Nath said, “This is an extremely shameful thing and it demonstrates the Shiv Sena's mindset." 

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray said," There was no intention to hurt religious sentiments and it is an attempt to suppress our voice", 

A week ago, around 11 Shiv Sena MPs had visited the Maharashtra Sadan and were reportedly angry over not being served Maharashtrian food. The Shiv Sainiks then proceeded to force Arshad Zubair S, who was fasting for Ramzan, to eat a chapati. The incident took place when a group of around 15 MPs were discussing complaints about the lack of services at the Sadan. 

Even Jama't ud Da'wah chief Hafiz Saeed commented against Shiv Sena's forceful feeding incident. 

Below are some other Twitter reactions:

Watch the video of incident below:

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