By News Desk
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik was heckled by government forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Malik was visiting Batangoo village in Anantnag to express solidarity with the family of Zahid Rasool Bhat, one of the two victims of the October 9 petrol bomb attack on a Kashmir-bound truck at Udhampur in Jammu province.
The truck parked on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur was attacked on October 9 with a petrol bomb.
Two people in the truck – Bhat and Showkat Ahmad Dar – sustained serious burn injuries and were being treated in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital where Bhat died on Sunday.
Malik was leading a protest rally from Batangoo village to main market of Anantnag when police intervened.
He was accompanied by Javaid Mir, leader of another JKLF faction, and Shabir Dar of Muslim Conference.
Malik earlier announced a 24-hour hunger strike in Batangoo village to protest Udhampur petrol bomb attack.
As the protestors, led by Malik, started to march from Batangoo village, police intercepted them and took Malik and his associates into custody.