In Photos: MNS workers urge shopkeepers to install Marathi signboards

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers in Mumbai on Tuesday urged shopkeepers to install Marathi signboards. Visuals from Vile Parle (East). See pics (Photos by Anurag Ahire)

Updated On: 2023-11-28 09:14 PM IST

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The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena on November 22 displayed banners in Mumbai hinting at an aggressive protest if the Supreme Court 'deadline' for putting up signboards of shops and hotels in Marathi (Devnagari script) is not adhered to

Raj Thackeray had earlier stressed on having the signboards of shops and other establishments in the regional language (Marathi in Maharashtra)

Meanwhile, the Mumbai civic body on Tuesday took legal action against 176 shops and establishments for not displaying their signboards in the Marathi (Devnagri) script in bold letters, thus violating a Supreme Court directive and provisions of a Maharashtra legislation on the issue

Besides prosecuting the violators, a financial penalty of Rs 2,000 per day may be imposed on shopkeepers and establishments continuously flouting the rule, it said

In a press release, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said teams of facilitators from the shops and establishments department checked 3,269 commercial premises for their signboards on the first day of its drive to check implementation of the SC directive and provisions of the relevant Act. Of these, 176 shops and establishments were found in non-compliant with the rule to put up signboards in the Marathi (Devnagri) script in bold letters

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