Mumbai: Showing its aggressive stand, Hindu nationalist organisation Shiv Sena on Tuesday protested against Pakistani photographers who have been invited to Mumbai for a show.
Present at the event was Indian politician and columnist and head of Observer Research Foundation, Sudheendra Kulkarni who was last year assaulted and smeared with ink by members of the Shiv Sena, at the launch of a book by a former Pakistani foreign minister.
The Far-right Hindu nationalist organisation yet again targeted the program which was being organised at the Press Club in Mumbai where Sudheendra Kulkarni was the face of the exchange between the photographers of both the countries.
Sena said that whenever there is an attack from hostile nation Pakistan, some program or the other is organised either in Mumbai or elsewhere where Sudheendra becomes the face of the exchange but he should not do this. This is like anti-India activity.
Responding on the protest, Columnist Kulkarni said, “We as patriotic Indians condemn all acts of terrorism including the recent one where 8 jawans were martyred. There can be no direct or indirect engagement to this… But what are we doing. We are inviting Pakistani photographers who came here as messengers of peace.”
“Terrorists shoot with their guns but a photographer of India or Pakistan, they shoot with their cameras, to promote understanding and friendship. We have invited 5 photographers from Pakistan, and we are going to send 10 Indian photographers to Pakistan. Now in what way are we condoning or supporting terrorists,” Kulkarni added.