Farooq Abdullah heckled during Eid prayers for saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’

SRINAGAR, AUG 22: In a shocking incident, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah was heckled during Eid Namaz at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on Wednesday.
“The country has to change. I come here with a message of peace and harmony,” Abdullah said.
“There are people who will oppose the peace. But we have to keep on trying. For how long will the people of my state suffer? The entire country is progressing. We need to progress too,” added Abdullah.
Even before the imam leading the congregational prayers could begin the Eid sermon at the Hazratbal shrine, Abdullah was heckled amid sloganeering.
Dozens of youth also hurled shoes and disrupted the congregation forcing the former leader to leave the prayer ground.