Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday justified the ink attack on chairman of the Mumbai unit of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Sudheendra Kulkarni by his party workers and said that Pakistani artists cannot be allowed to perform under the prevailing conditions at the border.
Speaking at the annual Dusshera celebrations in Shivaji Park here, the Shiv Sena chief described Kulkarni as a ‘Lal Makda’ (Red faced Monkey) and said, “We coloured that red faced Monkey into black with ink, the ink which is used in the book.”
“I called organisers of Ghulam Ali concert and asked them that I also like Ghulam Ali’s singing but in this atmosphere we will not allow his concert in Mumbai,” he added.
He said that country was disgraced because of Dadri lynching incident and Haryana Dalit killings, and not by the ink attacks.
“I am ready to go and bow before graves but not graves of Aurangzeb. I will go and bow before grave of Paramveer Abdul Hamid… Because he was Muslim and a great patriot. This is Our Hindutva,” he said.