Some Muslim groups attacked the offices of the Lokmat news organisation in Maharashtra on Monday over a cartoon published in the newspaper that showed a piggy bank with an Islamic symbol while referring to the Islamic State.
The Marathi newspaper had published the cartoon in its Sunday edition, which showed a black piggy bank with a common Islamic symbol on its nose, along with a story about Isis funding from various countries. The Islamic inscription is also seen on Isis flags.
The cartoon angered some sections of the Muslim community, who accused the Lokmat group of sacrilege.
The newspaper's offices were stoned in Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar and Malegaon, and Congress MLA Shaikh Asif Shaikh Rashid led one of the protests, according to Newslaundry.com.
"We won't tolerate misrepresentation of the Prophet," the MLA from Malegaon told the news site.
AN FIR was lodged against the Lokmat editor and the cartoonist who sketched the controversial image, and the newspaper issued an apology.
The incident occurred on a day when the issue of intolerance was discussed in Parliament amidst an uproar as the Opposition pulled up the ruling BJP party.