Shabir Ahmad, who claims to be the youth president of the district BJP unit, entered into a verbal duel with the supporters of Rashid, who had staged a sit-in in Pulwama town against the killing of a youth in firing by security forces during stone-pelting protests after an encounter.
Initially, police personnel intervened and separated the two groups.
Later, as the BJP worker was talking to the media, a group of local youths pounced on him and the policemen had to come to his rescue a second time.
Following the incident, BJP media in-charge Altaf Thakur has demanded registration of a case against the supporters of the Independent MLA who were involved in the assault on Shabir.
Shabir claimed that "they had painted a picture of the Prime Minister with blood" and he was "protesting against it".

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