Recently, a video surfaced of Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar asking the shop owner of “Karachi Sweets” (Bandra West, Mumbai) to change the name ‘Karachi’.
Nandgaonkar had previously part of the MNS, but switched to the Shiv Sena during the elections. MNS has a history of vigilantism that is a mix of Marathi chauvinism and Hindu nationalism.
They have attacked Pakistani artists in Mumbai as well as targeted those without Marathi boards. Now, state vice-president and MNS leader Haji Saif Shaikh will take the shop owner to court as they have sent a notice to the manager of Karachi Sweets.
In the video, Nitin Nandgaonkar repeatedly tells the shop owner to change the name of the shops despite his protests until he agrees. He says that he hates the name Karachi as “Pakistanis are terrorists”:
Karachi means you’re from Karachi only? We welcome you, but change the name Karachi.
Shiv Sena/MNS Nationalistic Hooliganism
After the terror attacks, our citizens are offended by anything that is connected with Pakistan.
The owners of the sweet shop may have come from Karachi, but now since they are citizens of this country, they should adopt an Indian name