Freedom First denounces the rowdy act of smearing black paint on the face of Sudheendra Kulkarni by some members of Shiv Sena in protest of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) hosting the book launch of Pakistan’s former foreign minister, Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s “Neither A Hawk Nor A Dove”.
Sena leader, Sanjay Raut describes the incident – a mild form of democratic protest (sic). Your protest is neither ‘mild’, nor ‘democratic’.
A democratic protest is a peaceful protest where no harm is done to any person or property. Your protest is no better than the recent incidents of acid throwing! The act could have endangered the person’s life or left a permanent scar.
Since you show concern about the blood-shed of our brave soldiers on the border, we suggest you put your ‘cubs’ along with the soldiers and the moment our jawan falls to the bullet of the enemy, smear black paint on that enemy soldier. Udhavji can then pronounce it “brave act”!
Freedom First salutes Sudheendra Kulkarni and Nehru Centre for not cowing down under pressure.