[Michael] Jackson is a great artist, and we must accept him as an artist. His movements are terrific. Not many people can dance that way. You will end up breaking your bones…And, well what is culture? He represents certain values in America, which India should not have any qualms in accepting. We would like to accept that part of America that is represented by Jackson.
– Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray in 1996 during Michael Jackson’s visit to India, Source: DNA