Thousands mourn Hindu nationalist politician Bal Thackeray
Hundreds of thousands mourned the passing of controversial politician Bal Thackeray, who died last week following a cardio-respiratory arrest in Mumbai, India. His career as leader of the Hindu hardline Shiva Sena party was divisive. Although he denied being anti-Muslim, twice he called on Hindus to form suicide squads to attack Muslims. The Shiva Sena party operated in the Mumbai region but never achieved big political success. He was 86.