13/10/2015 10:01 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Sudheendra Kulkarni Ink Attack: 'Patriotic Mumbaikars' Taught Him A Lesson, Says Shiv Sena


NEW DELHI -- Continuing their tirade against Sudheendra Kulkarni, the Shiv Sena through their mouthpiece Saamna on Tuesday, praised the 'passionate Mumbaikars' for smearing ink on the ORF chairman's face, saying it was a 'good lesson' and also warned that their boycott on Pakistani artists and icons in India will not stop.

Kulkarni had his face smeared with ink by Shiv Sena workers yesterday for refusing to back down from organizing former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch.

"Kulkarni was taught a lesson by for rolling out a red carpet welcome for Kasuri. After he was ink attacked, the entire nation had chanted that the patriotic Mumbaikars had taught Kulkarni a good lesson," the Saamna said.

The editorial also reiterated its stand that until the hostile neighbour stopped attacking India, they will continue boycotting any Pakistani icon, artist or author who is in the county.

Despite the threats and the brazen ink attack on Kulkarni, Kasuri's book launch went ahead as per schedule without any glitch.

"This is the victory of all. This victory is of peace, democracy and also an effort for the dialogue process between India and Pakistan," Kulkarni told ANI after the book launch.

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