Shiv Sena smears black paint on Khurshid Kasuri’s book launch organiser

10:52 AM | 12 Oct, 2015
Shiv Sena smears black paint on Khurshid Kasuri’s book launch organiser
MUMBAI (Web Desk) - Top diplomat Sudheendra Kulkarni said on Monday that Shiv Sainiks smeared black ink or paint on his face to protest the launch this evening of a book on foreign policy by Khurshid Kasuri, Pakistan's former foreign minister.

Kulkarni, who is scheduled to be moderating a discussion at the launch of "Neither a Hawk, nor a Dove" said the incident occurred as he was leaving for his office and while he was in his car near Kings Circle.

"The ink attack on Kulkarni is a mild reaction from Sena, this is not ink but the blood of our Soldiers," said Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut, after the incident.

The Mumbai police said that following the incident with Kulkarni, it is holding a meeting to review the law and order arrangements for the event.

The Shiv Sena had asked officials at the Nehru Planetarium, the venue for the book launch, to call off the function.

The Shiv Sena warned that the event will be disrupted if it isn't canceled because of Pakistan's support for terrorism.

In response Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra chief minister, had yesterday assured "total security" for the event.

"For all foreigners, diplomats or foreign dignitaries who are allowed on a proper visa in our country, it's the responsibility of our government to provide them security.

Hence Mr Kasuri and the programme will be provided total security," the chief minister had earlier said.

"But this does not mean that we endorse all his views. No anti-India propaganda will be tolerated through any such programme, and if found so (sic), the organizers would be held responsible," the chief minister added.

Last week, despite assurances of protection from Fadnavis, a concert by Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali was cancelled by the organizers following threats by the Sena.

Maharashtra's BJP spokesperson, Madhav Bhandari, said the party will look into the incident and take appropriate action against those involved.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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