MUMBAI: The launch of the Former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book ‘Neither a Hawk nor a Dove,’ took place today at Nehru Centre, Mumbai. (Also Read: Kulkarni hits out at Sena: “Na dhamki se, na bomb-bandook se, na goli se, baat banegi boli se”)
First, he extended his warm thanks to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis saying, “Thankful to Shri Fadnavis for providing excellent security to me ever since I landed on Mumbai airport.”
Trying to reveal the actual history and what exactly happened, he said, “We have murdered history comprehensively in both the countries.”
Talking about his purpose of writing this book he said, “The purpose is to correct some misconceptions.”
Justifying the content of his book he said, “I had sent a copy to pranab mukherjee, manmohan singh, lk advani, natwar singh, yashwant sinha. So they read before it I come.”
The reason given by him is to show that nothing has been misquoted. Whatever, good or bad, has been reported directly and that he has not misstated any incident.
Kasuri’s book goes on to describe nine war and war like situations. He tries to propagate the message that even when wars were won and lost, the lesson is that nothing gets settle on the battle field. (Also Read: Advani echoes Pranab’s message)
Ending on a positive note, the Former Pakistan foreign minister said, “Let’s now try peace. I have devoted 350-370 pages to India. Why so? I have tried to tell my people, that whereas we are proud of the Islamic history in South Asia, there was history before that.” (Also Read: The show must go on…: Sudheendra Kulkarni denies the cancelling of Pak minister’s book launch despite ink attack by Shiv Sena)