Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah was on Wednesday heckled during Eid prayers at a shrine in Srinagar for chanting “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Jai Hind”.
A group of youth heckled Abdullah and raised pro-Pakistan slogans even before the imam leading the congregational prayers could begin the sermons at the Hazratbal shrine.
Dozens of youth also showed shoes and disrupted the congregation, forcing Abdullah to leave the prayer ground.
They were reportedly angry with Abdullah for chanting “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Jai Hind” while paying tributes to the former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in an all parties function at New Delhi earlier this week. Abdullah had praised Vajpayee who passed away last week.
A video of heckling of Abdullah that has gone viral shows angry youth demanding removal of Abdullah from the Eid prayer ground. As Abdullah got up to leave the place, the youth raised slogans of “Azadi” and “shame shame”.