Kashmir Leader Attacked
24 June 2007
Jammu: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) Zaffar Iqbal, which is affiliated to the All Party Hurriyat Conference, was on Sunday injured after he was allegedly attacked by Shiv Sena activists. The movement is affliated to the All Party Hurriyat Conference. Around 30 Sena activists stormed into a press conference organised by Mr. Iqbal in the Jammu Press Club at around 2 p.m. police said. The activists disrupted the event and physically manhandled the JKSM chief, who later fell unconscious. They however refrained from attacking Mr. Iqbal's associates Tahir Parvez Bhat and Javed Ahmed Wani, who were accompanying him. Mr. Iqbal's two personal security officers did not intervene to save him when he was being manhandled, police said. The Sena activists also damaged microphone and furniture of the hall. Mr. Iqbal was later taken to the Jammu Medical College Hospital, they added.