Farooq Heckled During Eid Namaz For Chanting ‘Bharat Mata’ in Delhi

SRINAGAR- A day after a video clip showing Dr Farooq Abdullah chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai in Delhi went viral, things turned sour for him at Hazratbal, a traditional NC bastion, where he had gone to offer Eid prayers today.

Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah was heckled, booed and shown shoes as soon as he arrived at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar. 

Before the prayers, as the Imam spoke about Article 35-A (State Subject Law now being challenged in Supreme Court), Abdullah walked in. People started booing at him, with those present for the Eid prayer demanding his removal from the prayer ground.

Watch Farooq Abdullah Being Heckled At Hazratbal


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With the intervention of the Waqf officials, Abdullah surrounded by security commandoes, prayed without even waiting for the Eid Khutbah (sermon).

As soon as the prayer finished, he got up to leave. Some protestors took their shoes in their hands while shouting ‘Shame Shame’.

The crowd was apparently upset with Abdullah for chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Hind’ while giving tribute to late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a condolence meeting in New Delhi which was attended by Prime Minister Modi and other top Indian leaders.

Youths also hurled shoes and disrupted the congregation forcing three time chief minister to leave the prayer ground amidst intense pro-azadi sloganeering.

People gave vent to their anger at Farooq Abdullah as he was seen cozying up to BJP leadership at a time when Kashmir has come together across the political divide to protest against the attempts to repeal Article 35-A, which if done, would allow outsiders to settle in Jammu and Kashmir.

What Farooq Said In Delhi

“If you want to remember Atal, then build a nation which is filled with so much love that the world bows before this nation. That will be our biggest homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee. I hail this Earth which gave birth to Atal,” Abdullah had said while paying tribute to Vajpayee.

“I pray to Allah, that as long as I’m alive, I walk on Atal’s path to make this nation so strong that no one is able to budge it. Repeat this slogan with me. Raise your hands in the air and repeat this. Bharat Mata Ki (Jai). My brothers, is this your voice? Bharat Mata Ki (Jai). Bharat Mata Ki (Jai). Jai Hind (Jai Hind), Jai Hind (Jai Hind), Jai Hind (Jai Hind),” Abdullah had told a crowd.

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