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Attack on Umar Khalid: J&K former CM Mehbooba Mufti called the attack on JNU leader as ‘mockery of our democracy’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 August 2018, 8:03 IST

After a shocking incident occurred in Delhi where Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid got attacked by an unidentified person, several politicians have joined the row to extend their support to the leader. Jammu and Kashmir former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called the attack as ‘mockery of our democracy’.

She took to Twitter and also wrote, ‘ Today's attack on Umar Khalid by hate mongers days before Independence day is a mockery of our democracy. Certain sections of the media too played a sinister role in whipping up a public frenzy by projecting him as anti-national.’


 

 

She further wrote, ‘In a democratic country like ours, it is perfectly alright to agree to disagree. But attempts to silence an individual and muzzle voices just because their views are not in alignment with somebody else’s is absolutely wrong. #UmarKhalid’

 

 

 

The J&K Peoples Democratic Party president said the country has taken pride in being the world's largest democracy but questioned if "we really want to be reduced to a mobocracy".

She also raised a question that we always feel pride as living in the world’s largest democratic country. Mehbooba also asked ‘Do we really want to be reduced to a mobocracy where is no regard for rule of law?’

A gunshot rang out at Constitution Club in the high-security area near Parliament today when an unidentified man targeted JNU student leader Umar Khalid, who escaped unhurt, witnesses said.

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Also read: JNU student Umar Khalid shot by an unidentified man outside Constitution Club of India in Delhi; shooter on run

First published: 14 August 2018, 7:51 IST
 
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