Former Journalist Sudheendra Kulkarni on Monday morning was abused and attacked with ink by group of Shiv Sena party leaders.

The attack from Sena leaders came barely few hours before the launch of a book ‘Neither a Hawk nor a Dove’ by former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri.

The incident took place when Kulkarni was leaving his home in Sion, South-central Mumbai.

“Sena activists threw ink on me and also abused me. Sena has no authority to impose such a ban, we will stick to our plan and the book launch will happen as planned.” said Sudheendra Kulkarni.

On Sunday night, Sudheendra Kulkarni even met Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to hold the function peacefully but failed to get any assurance.

After the incident Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri said; “Political protests should in peaceful manner, what happened with Kulkarni is not right. I am not here to fight. I am here to spread the message of peace. I have been invited here, and I won’t let down the people who have invited me.”

Reacting to the ink attack on Kulkarni, Shiv Sena senior leader Sanjay Raut said; “Smearing ink is a very mild form of democratic protest. We don’t know if ink or tar was smeared. Nobody can foretell how public anger will explode”.

The Sainik’s has warned that it would not allow to conduct this event and hardly few days back the Sena has even forced organizers to cancel Pakistan ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai and Pune.

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