Farooq faces protest in Anantnag

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Oct 28: At least five women including a constable were injured when a group of women protested against visit of National Conference patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah, to Betingo village in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district today.
Abdullah arrived in Betingo to express sympathy with the family of truck conductor, Zahid Rasool Bhat, who was killed in a petrol bomb attack on a truck early this month in Udhampur.
As NC patron along with several other leaders of the party reached the village to express sympathy with the family, scores of women took to streets and held a protest against his visit.
The women police charged batons on protesters and during the clashes at least four women protesters and a constable, Gulshan, was injured. One of the injured protesters, Zahida Jan, was shifted to local hospital for treatment.
However, Abdullah and other NC leaders visited and left the venue safely.


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