Farooq Abdullah booed at, shown shoes in protest, as Azaadi slogans reverberate in Hazratbal

Srinagar: A day after a video of National Conference’s (NC) Farooq Abdullah drew anger and resentment in Kashmir, things turned south for him at Hazratbal, a traditional NC bastion.

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

With the intervention of the Masjid Committee, Abdullah prayed at the Masjid but did not wait for the 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 anger comes after he was seen shouting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ at an event.

Jammu and 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.

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