Sanjay Raut says ‘not our official stand’ on Karachi Sweet shop row

Sanjay Raut has clarified the Shiv Sena's stance on the recent debacle regarding Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar's demand to have the word ‘Karachi’ drop in ‘Karachi Sweets’.

Sanjay Raut says ‘not our official stand’ on Karachi Sweet shop row

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP, has taken to Twitter to clarify the party’s stand with regards to the recent debacle regarding a Shiv Sena leader asking a shop keeper to remove “Karachi” from the shop’s name.

Raut took to Twitter and stated that the “Karachi bakery and Karachi sweets have been in Mumbai since the last 60 years. They have nothing to do with Pakistan. It makes no sense to ask for changing their names now. Demand for changing their name is not Shivsena’s official stance.”

Earlier on November 19, a sweet shop owner in Mumbai’s Bandra West was asked to cover his shop sign with newspaper pages after Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar wanted Karachi dropped from its name. Moreover, in a clip surfaced on social media shows Nandgaonkar urging the owner to replace the word ‘Karachi’ in ‘Karachi Sweets’ with something in the Marathi language.

On the other hand, earlier, India’s popular jewellery brand Tanishq had to go through something similar. Several people on social media had a problem with the brand showcasing a Hindu girl getting married in a Muslim family. Many claimed that the advertisement by Tanishq promoted "love jihad", and soon the word spread against the concept, gathering hate on several social media platforms. People shared ill messages for the makers and also demanded that the advertisement be removed. Even though several people loved the ad, for it promoted a good message, the progressive stance on the subject was not appreciated with Tanishq eventually removing the ad.

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