Srinagar: Indian spiritual Guru and Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had to cut short his speech and leave the Sher e Kashmir International Convention Center (SKICC) after pro-freedom and anti-India slogans were raised by the audience.
A “peace conference” titled ‘Paigam e Mohabbat’ was organized at SKICC however it could not go beyond minutes as the participants raised pro-freedom slogans and alleged of cheating.
“We were told that Pakistani diplomat is here. It was a deceitful act by the organisers,” an angry participant told reporters in SKICC.
After coming to know about the “real” event, many participants show their resentment and spoke about the “deceit” of the organisers.
The function was held at the SKICC, where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said he had been invited by some “well-meaning people” to speak at “Paigam-e-Mohahat” (Message of Love) function.
He said “some well-meaning people were working silently to redress the problems faced by the people of Kashmir” and his present visit was part of that “non-political humanitarian initiative”.
He, however, had to cut short his speech as many people attending the function stood up and shouted slogans in favour of “Azadi” and militants.