Jacko and Shiv Sena, Mumbai's Nationalist Party
Announcements on how Hindus should live are taken very seriously. He has compared himself to Hitler, for whom he once professed love, and said India needs a dictator. On the street level his thugs have beaten up young lovers holding hands on Valentine’s Day, a celebration he has denounced as a western incursion into traditional Indian modesty.
But while it was wrong for upright Indian women to emulate their western counterparts with public displays of affection, Bal believed it was entirely appropriate for Indian men to follow Michael Jackson’s moral and cultural example. ...
Jacko Gives Profits to Shiv Sena Charity
The first words uttered by Jackson upon arriving in India during his 1996 tour: "I am very happy to be here in India ... in support of charity"
Press Trust of India
Mumbai: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, had a tryst with the celluloid city 13 years ago, when he mesmerised thousands of Mumbaikars with his performance at a concert.
Jackson performed at a packed concert here in 1996. The event was organised by Shiv Udyog Sena, an outfit floated by then Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray with the objective of providing jobs to 27 lakh youth in Maharashtra.
Jackson visited Sena chief Bal Thackeray’s residence, ‘Matoshree’, in suburban Bandra. The Thackerays presented him with a silver ‘tabla’ and ‘tanpura’. ...