Jammu and Kashmir legislator attacked

Jammu: Independent legislator Engineer Rashid was attacked by activists of right-wing Hindu groups in Rajouri district of Jammu region on Saturday.

“With murderous intention, activists of Bajrang Dal and VHP attacked me in Bhamla (Sunderbani) area of Rajouri district today,” Rashid alleged.

“They also broke the windshield of the vehicle in which I was travelling. They tried to sprinkle ink on my face but it fell on the damaged vehicle,” the legislator told reporters.

Engineer Rashid stirred up a hornet’s nest last year when he hosted a beef party at the legislators’ hostel in Srinagar.