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Khurshid Kasuri’s book launch cancelled in Mumbai after Shiv Sena threats

The book launch of former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri has been cancelled in Mumbai following threats from the Shiv Sena, a hardline Hindu outfit.

The launch of Kasuri’s book titled ‘Neither a Hawk, Nor a Dove: An Insider’s Account of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy’, organised by Observer and Research Foundation, was scheduled on October 12 at Nehru Centre in Mumbai.

After forcing the cancellation of Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s show in Mumbai, the Shiv Sena has decided to escalate its protests against visiting Pakistani dignitaries across India.

You will have to face the ramifications.” Sena spokesperson Arvind Bhosale said, “The Shiv Sena has taken the decision to not allow any Pakistani to perform in our country.

We will protest.” The book launch has been organised by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpyee’s aide and member of Observer and Research Foundation Sudheendra Kulkarni.

A senior Sena leader said, “Why should we allow Pakistani’s in our country when they are killing our soldiers?” reported the NDTV.

Apart from artistes and politicians, the Sena has decided to take their protest to the cricket fields too. Sena officials told the local paper, “We will keep a watch on IPL matches.

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