Sudheendra Kulkarni, one of the organisers for former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s “Neither a Hawk nor a Dove: An Insider’s Account of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy” launch in Mumbai, was attacked outside his home allegedly by Shiv Sena members who threw black ink on his face.
The attack happened as he was leaving his home in Sion, southcentral Mumbai, when a group of around a dozen alleged Shiv Sena activists accosted him. They shouted slogans and asked him to cancel the event and then allegedly smeared him with black ink.
Despite the setback, the book launch is expected to go out as scheduled at 5.30pm on Monday at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
This entire fiasco has brought the spotlight on the event, but it remains to be seen whether the entire hype and hoopla will affect the sale of the book.