In wake of the ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni, the organiser of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book launch, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday assured maximum security for the event and warned that no ‘anti India propaganda’ would be tolerated.
“It’s our government’s responsibility to provide security to all foreigners, diplomats or dignitaries who are allowed on proper Visa. Mr.Kasuri and the programme will be provided total security,” Fadnavis told ANI.
However, the Chief Minister warned that the organisers would be held responsible if there was any element of ‘anti India propaganda’ during the event.
“This doesn’t mean that we endorse all views expressed in the programme,” Fadnavis added.
Kulkarni, was allegedly attacked by Shiv Sena workers earlier today for refusing to back down from organising Kasuri’s book launch.
Following the attack, Kulkarni announced that he has no intention of scrapping the book launch and will go ahead with the event.
“The event is going to take place at 5:30pm at Nehru Centre, despite the threats we’ve received from Shiv Sena,” Kulkari told the media.