India Hits Back Saying Does Not Need To Take Tolerance Lecture From PakOctober 14, 2015 12:13
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India has hit back on the comment made by Pakistan Foreign Office that said that, it noted with concern attempts to disrupt functions organized about Pakistani personalities on their visit to India. Pak’s statement is expressing ‘concern’ over attempt made by Shiv Sena to disrupt the book launch of Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, its foreign minister, in Mumbai by pouring black paint on Sudheendra Kulkarni, the organizer of the event.
On Tuesday, New Delhi slammed Islamabad for its lecture on tolerance and pluralism. A top official source said regarding the Pak’s statement that, “(As if) Pakistan is the embodiment of tolerance and pluralism. India does not need to take a lecture from Pakistan. If India has a shortcoming, it is capable of looking after it.”
Pakistan said there is a need to put an end to incidents like campaigning by a “fundamentalist organisation” against prominent Pakistani personalities in India. Previously, Shiv Sena had threatened to disrupt Ghulam Ali’s concerts, Pakistani ghazal singer. Eventually, his events have been cancelled in Mumbai and Pune.
The spokesperson of Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement that, “We have noted with concern the attempts to disrupt functions organized in respect of prominent Pakistani personalities on visit to India.”
Referring to the cancellation of Ghulam Ali’s concert, the spokesperson said, “because of threats from a fundamentalist organization” and attempts to disrupt the book launch function of Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. “There is a need to ensure that such incidents do not re-occur.
However, the organizers on Monday had gone ahead with the book launch in spite of the protests.