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Faces protests in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 28: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday faced protests from members of BJP's student wing.

The activists hurled eggs at his vehicle here and displayed banners, prompting police to arrest 25 of them, three days after he was heckled by right-wing activists in Chandigarh.

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.

Pertinently, on November 25, the Mirwaiz and Bilal Lone were heckled by activists of right-wing Hindu organizations and Kashmiri Pandits during a seminar in Chandigarh after which 21 people were arrested for rioting.


Palash Biswas
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