Shiv Sena likens Kulkarni to Ajmal Kasab; Uddhav felicitates attackers

Uddhav Thackeray met the Shiv Sainiks at his residence, Matoshree and spoke to them for 10 minutes.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: October 14, 2015 2:45 am
Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackera, Sudheendra Kulkarni Uddhav Thackeray met the Shiv Sainiks at his residence, Matoshree and spoke to them for 10 minutes.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today felicitated six party workers who allegedly smeared ORF chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni’s face with black paint to protest former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri’s book launch in Mumbai.

“During his meeting with these activists, Uddhavji patted them for their work,” a source close to the Sena leader told PTI.

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The Sena workers met Uddhav at the latter’s residence ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Bandra this afternoon.

Sena vibhag pramukh Mangesh Satamkar reached Matoshree along with the party workers to a warm welcome. Later, they met Uddhav.



The six — Gajanand Patil, Dinesh Prasad, Ashok Waghmare, Prakash Husbe, Samadhan Jadhav and Venkatesh Nair –were yesterday arrested and later released.

Meanwhile, Sudheendra Kulkarni, the chairman of Observer and Research Foundation which had yesterday organised Kasuri’s
book launch event, today described himself as an “agent of peace” and not a “Pakistani agent” as labelled by Shiv Sena and asked the saffron party to respect other people’s freedom of expression.

“I have been labelled a Pakistani agent in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. I respect their freedom of expression. They should also respect others’ freedom of expression,” Kulkarni said at a press conference in Mumbai.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had yesterday disapproved of Shiv Sena’s protests, saying the issue has brought disrepute to the state.

“We may not agree with views of somebody but when a foreign dignitary or a diplomat arrives on a valid visa and holds a programme, which is not illegal, it’s the duty of a state to provide protection,” Fadnavis had said.



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  1. Archana Das
    Oct 14, 2015 at 12:34 am
    They look like bunch of thugs
    1. G
      Oct 14, 2015 at 2:16 am
      I am not really a fan of Shiv Sena, but why do some people (journalist) not think wisely before writing or doing certain acts. Has any Indian author lunched a book with Indian side of Indo-PAK relations in stan? Have they even gone to stan and talked about India's stand. Why openly embrace a stani? What is the difference between Kulkarni and separatist?
      1. B
        Oct 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm
        Do these s think that stan will stop patronizing terrorism if these monkey sena of criminal Thakkre clan does such nonsense? They should know what stan did to its only science Noble Prize winners, Abdus m, the father of stani nuclear bomb. In the process these morons are converting India into stan.
        1. L
          Lproud to
          Oct 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm
          It is wrong and hate crime
          1. S
            Oct 13, 2015 at 11:37 pm
            crukedness of highest order.those who denied the attackers were sena men .now fecilitate them.
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