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Mirwaiz targeted again, BJP workers held

Nov 28, 2010 01:32 PM IST Politics Politics
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Kolkata: Moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was greeted by another protest on Sunday at a seminar in Kolkata.

He faced protests from members of BJP's student wing who hurled eggs at his vehicle here and diplayed banners, prompting police to arrest 25 of them, three days after he was heckled by right-wing activists in Chandigarh.

The protest was carried out by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) workers. Fifteen to twenty BJP workers also have been arrested.

The Mirwaiz was coming out of an auditorium after attending a seminar on 'Kashmir- A Way Out' when members of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), who were holding banners and shoes tied to a stick, threw eggs at his car, besides shouting slogans.

The banners which read 'Bharat Ek Hai' and 'Mirwaiz Murdabad'. The 37-year-old Hurriyat leader was whisked away by security personnel as he moved out from the building where the seminar was organised by the Centre for Peace and Progress.

The police later arrested 25 ABVP members.

The separatist leader called Chandigarh incident as unfortunate. He has condemned the civil society for not speaking for him.

Farooq was heckled and roughed up at a Jammu and Kashmir seminar in Chandigarh on Thursday after he reportedly gave an anti-India speech.

A group of Kashmiri pandits and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) supporters, who were part of the audience, were allegedly behind the fracas.

(With inputs from PTI)

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