Shiv Sena does not represent Indian people: Kulkarni

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Chairman of the Observer Research Foundation Mumbai, Sudheendra Kulkarni, who organised a book launch in Mumbai for former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri – for which he faced the wrath of Shiv Sena activists – on Tuesday said Shiv Sena “does not represent views of the entire Indian people,” adding that Pakistan should “have faith in India.”

Talking to a Pakistani media outlet, Kulkarni, whose face was blackened with ink by Shiv Sena activists for not calling off Kasuri’s book launch event, said: “India is a tolerant nation. Such incidents have damaged our reputation.”

Kulkarni said “threats, bombs and bullets would accomplish nothing,” and suggested that a dialogue must take place on all issues, including Kashmir, to improve ties between the two neighbouring countries.

“Pakistan must be aware of India’s concerns on all issues and vice versa,” he said.