Srinagar: Panther’s Party leader Bhim Singh had to face the anger of the public when he tried to intervene in the monthly sit-in organised by the APDP at Pratap Park in Srinagar.
An eyewitness, speaking to Kashmir Reader said that while the APDP sit-in was continuing, Bhim Singh was addressing protesting NYC workers, who were also in the park. He then moved towards the APDP sit-in and tried to ‘give a lecture’. People immediately protested against his presence, telling him he had no business coming to the APDP event. During this, Parveena Ahanger, chairperson of the APDP, also confronted Singh, telling him that he “was a nobody” and also reminded him that he was opposed to their cause and had instigated people into manhandling APDP members during an event in Delhi.
To make matters worse, Singh apparently retorted that he had “traced around 600 people” in Pakistan who were “supposed to be disappeared”. This infuriated people further, and amidst anti-India slogans and heckling, Singh was led away by his security guards.
Parveena Ahanger then addressed the protesting NYC workers, telling them that “our sons had been snatched by India” but that she supported their cause on humanitarian grounds, the eyewitness said.