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Tensions in Mumbai Between Locals and North Indian Migrants

In Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, India’s biggest city and financial capital, ethnic tensions have been on the rise for weeks now, with local Marathi-speaking right-wing politicians targeting migrants from North India. When police recently shot dead a North Indian who seemed to be about to kidnap a bus, there were furious protests from North India.

Bal Thackeray -- the Shiv Sena leader led the campaign to only use the Marathi name of the city, Mumbai

Bal Thackeray -- the Shiv Sena leader led the campaign to only use the Marathi name of the city, Mumbai

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  • Date 28.10.2008
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  • Date 28.10.2008
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