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Indians arrested for Facebook post on Mumbai shutdown

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Indian police said Monday they had arrested a woman for criticising on Facebook the total shutdown of Mumbai after the death of politician Bal Thackeray, as well as a friend who "liked" the comment. 

The funeral pyre of Indian Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party leader Bal Thackeray goes up in flames in Mumbai, on November 18. Police said Monday they had arrested a woman for criticising on Facebook the total shutdown of Mumbai after the death of Thackeray, as well as a friend who "liked" the comment.

The pair were due to appear in court later in the day charged under the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act, said Police Inspector Shrikant Pingle in the town of Palghar north of Mumbai.

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