Two girls Shaheen Dhada and Renu Shrinivasan were arrested on yesterday for posting comments on Facebook in regard to shut down in Mumbai city for the funeral of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray. Ironically she was slapped with charges of promoting enmity and hatred and offending religious sentiments.
A 21 year old Shaheen Dhada Shaheen Dhada wrote on her Facebook account “Respect is earned, not given and definitely not forced. Today Mumbai shuts down due to fear and not due to respect.” She then called Thackeray a typical official who is “born and die daily”.
Shaheen was arrested for her comment.Renu Srinivasan was arrested, not for commenting about the Facebook post, but only for pressing “like”.
A mob of Shiv Sena workers also attacked and ransacked Shaheen’s uncle’s orthopaedic clinic at Palghar, even though she withdrew her comment and apologised
Shaheen Dhada and Renu Srinivasan are reportedly out now on bail.