Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah faced angry Kashmiri-American protesters on his way to give a talk at the University of Berkeley in the US on Thursday.
“We will take you to international criminal court, you’re a war-criminal” Kashmiri Americans protest at @UCBerkeley during Omar Abdullah’s event. #Kashmir pic.twitter.com/o1OrzwYb0J
— Muhammad Faysal (@_Faysal) April 20, 2018
Protesters called him a “war criminal” and told him that they shall “drag him to the international criminal court”.
An American-Kashmiri tweeted:
Here is how berkeley treated you my friend, daydream or a nightmare ? What would you call it? Was that lengthy flight worth it ?? They said #shame, they shouted #freedom.. stop trading kashmiri lives, stop dirty politics.. stop being an Indian agent pic.twitter.com/83yHRT9pJS
— Gowhar (@TweetGowhar) April 20, 2018
Abdullah – in whose tenure as the CM of the State around 200 civilians were killed in pan-Kashmir uprisings by the government forces – was scheduled to give a talk at the University on ‘The Path Forward in Kashmir’.
However, many Kashmiris protested while saying that the former CM has “still blood of innocent Kashmiris on his hands”.
An online petition against the University’s invitation to Abdullah was also initiated by Kashmiris living abroad.