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Protesters tried to attack Sheikh's grave in Srinagar

In its ongoing attacks on government and police installations by protesters in Srinagar, an angry mob on Monday night tried to desecrate the grave of former prime minister and chief minister of J-K Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, who is also the grandfather of present chief minister Omar Abdullah.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2010, 17:28 IST
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In its ongoing attacks on government and police installations by protesters in Srinagar, an angry mob on Monday night tried to desecrate the grave of former prime minister and chief minister of J-K Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, who is also the grandfather of present chief minister Omar Abdullah.

Angry over statements made by Union minister Farooq Abdullah, father of Omar Abdullah, in a national television show last night, many protester in Zakura tried to march towards the grave of elder Abdullah near Hazratbal.

“No damage was done to the grave or its premises,” said a police officer.

The protesters carrying combustible substances made another attempt to march towards the grave on Tuesday afternoon. The police used tear-gas shells to quell the protesters. More enforcements have been rushed to the spot to secure the grave.

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