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Bajrang Dal leader declares Rs 1-lakh reward on Farooq Abdullah’s head

The right wing leader claims the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister defended insurgents who attacked security forces

india Updated: Apr 20, 2017 15:27 IST
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hindustan Times, Agra
Bajrang Dal,Farooq Abdullah,Bounty on Abdullah's head
A Bajrang Dal leader announces cash reward for anyone who can cut off head of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister (PTI photo )

A Bajrang Dal leader from Agra has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for “anyone who can bring the head” of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah.

Govind Parashar dubbed Abdullah anti-national for allegedly defending insurgents, who had attacked security forces recently.

Parashar, is the city chief of Gau Raksha cell of the Bajrang Dal.

He hogged media attention even in the past when he claimed to have unfurled Indian flag on Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

“The way the Indian defence personnel are being targeted by locals in Kashmir valley has caused resentment amongst citizens. These incidents of insulting our army jawan have been condemned by all, cutting across party and ideological lines,” Parashar said.

“Yet the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir chose to defend those pelting Indian soldiers with stones and attacking them,” he said. “This is anti-national act and should not be tolerated at any cost.”

Apart from announcing the bounty, he also demanded of the government to take appropriate action against such leaders and declare them anti-national.

First Published: Apr 15, 2017 22:19 IST