MNS Workers Create Ruckus at Phoenix Mall in Mumbai's Lower Parel After Multiplex Denies Outside Food; Watch Video
MNS workers | File Pic | (Photo Credit: IANS)

Mumbai, Aug 6: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers created ruckus at Phoenix Mall in Lower Parel after they were stopped from carrying outside food inside a multiplex. Following the brawl, the Mumbai Police intervened and tried to calm the agitating MNS workers.

Despite the Maharashtra government's directive allowing outside food in multiplexes, MNS workers were reportedly stopped from carrying it. Angered over it, MNS workers protested inside the mall, prompting the Mumbai Police officials to intervene. They also argued with cops, and the scuffle was caught on a camera.

On August 1, the MNS warned of fresh protests agianst multiplexes preventing people from carrying outside food inside the halls. Last month, a group of MNS workers had assaulted an assistant manager of a multiplex theatre over high prices of food items sold inside the complex.

In the recently-concluded monsoon session of the state legislature, Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Ravindra Chavan had clarified that there is no ban on bringing outside eatables inside cinema halls and places like food courts under the Maharashtra Cinemas (Regulations) Rules 1966.

Thereafter, the state government had issued a directive stating that there will be no ban on bringing outside eatables in the cinema halls and multiplexes.