Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah (File Picture)REUTERS/Arko Datta

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was reportedly heckled at a mosque in Srinagar on Wednesday, August 22. 

The National Conference chief had visited the mosque for Eid prayers when he was heckled with the slogan "Farooq Abdullah go back." The Imam had not even started the sermon when Abdullah was shown shoes by a frenzied mob. The congregational prayers had to be stopped and Abdullah was forced to leave the prayer ground.

The reason behind mob's anger was the fact that Abdullah had chanted Bharat Mata ki Jai and Jai Hind while he paid his tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the all-party prayer meeting which took place on Monday. Abdullah had also called the former prime minister as "the king of everyone's heart."

A video of Abdullah being heckled outside the mosque has gone viral across social media. In the video, people are seeing shouting and asking Abdullah to get out of the mosque premises.

When the former J&K chief minister stood up to leave, a group of protesters even took their shoes in their hands and shouted slogans saying 'Shame Shame' and 'Azadi'.

Watch the video here: 

Video Credit: Kashmir News