Sudheendra Kulkarni ink attack: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed criticises Shiv Sena’s ‘politics of hate’

Condemning the attack, Sayeed said that Kulkarni is a well-known political analyst of the country.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: October 14, 2015 2:42 am
Sudheendra Kulkarni, chairman of the Observer Research Foundation Mumbai, with his face smeared with black ink, speaks to journalists in Mumbai, India, October 12, 2015. Kulkarni, who is the organiser of the launch of a book by former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri in Mumbai, said members of the radical Hindu Shiv Sena party tried to stop the book launch by smearing his face with black ink, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Sudheendra Kulkarni, chairman of the Observer Research Foundation Mumbai.

J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today strongly criticised Shiv Sena for assaulting Sudheendra Kulkarni at Mumbai on Monday ahead of a book launch there and said that politics of hate has no place in the country and fringe elements can’t be allowed to shrink the space for freedom of expression.

The Shiv Sena and Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party are both allies of NDA.

Condemning the attack, Sayeed said that Kulkarni is a well-known political analyst of the country.

Watch Video- Attack On Sudheendra Kulkarni By Shiv Sena Activists: An Analysis

Sayeed termed the attack on Kulkarni as unfortunate. “The hawkish attitude of certain fringe elements cannot be allowed to shrink the space for freedom of expression,’’ he said adding that politics of hate has no place in a country like India. “Those who think they can resort to political hooliganism and get away with it are living in a fool’s paradise,” he said, while expressing solidarity with Sudheendra Kulkarni.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results
    Express Adda