Kasuri’s book ‘Neither a Hawk nor a Dove: An Insider’s Account of Pakistan‘s Foreign Policy’ is scheduled to be launched today evening at an event in Worli area.
Sudheendra Kulkarni, who heads the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), was on Monday attacked allegedly by Shiv Sena party leaders, ahead of a book launch of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri being organised by ORF.
“Shiv Sena activists threw ink at me and smeared my face. They abused me,” Kulkarni alleged and said that his Observer and Research Foundation (ORF), a foreign policy think-tank, will hold Kasuri’s book launch as planned in Mumbai later today.
“We won’t be cowed down by such events and the book launch will happen as planned,” the organiser said.
Meanwhile, reacting to the ink attack on Kulkarni, senior Shiv Sena 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,” Raut said.