Senior journalist and editor-in-chief of Marathi daily Divya Marathi Kumar Ketkar has been provided with police protection after a group of Shiv Sainiks filed a police complaint against him for making ‘hurtful’ comments about a community to which Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray belonged.

Shiv Sainiks led by Chintamani Karkhanis, who belonged to the same community as the Thackerays, filed the complaint against Mr. Ketkar on Wednesday for his comments and criticism of Mr. Thackeray in his recent article in Forbes India magazine.

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