Ink has always been a sacred component in the growth of civilization .Pertinently, Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.
All throughout human civilization Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the ink’s carrier, colorants, and other additives affect the flow and thickness of the ink and its appearance when dry.
But as a matter of great misfortune the sanctity of ink has been badly bruised as it has been used by fanatic forces to lodge their protest few weeks back renowned intellect Sudheendra Kulkarni, chairman of the Observer Research Foundation, suffered an ink attack just before launch of Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove: An Insider’s Account of Pakistan’s Foreign Relations authored by former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. News reports had quoted Kulkarni as saying that he was attacked by members of the Shiv Sena, which has opposed the event and has threatened to disrupt it.
Unfortunately, merely a week after the infamous ink attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni by Shiv Sena activists in Mumbai, three men, reportedly from right-wing organisation Hindu Sena, threw ink on the face of independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir Engineer Rashid, at the Press Club of India in New Delhi .
Ink attacks are attack on civilization considering its significance using it for attack signifies attack on the instruments of knowledge and immediate steps should be taken to halt these dastardly attacks.