Updated May 19th, 2024 at 17:25 IST

Breaking: Two Youths Stabbed During National Conference Rally in Poonch, Farooq Abdullah Reacts

The knife attack in the NC rally seems to be a clash between two local groups and has not been flagged as a terror attack, as per reports.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Two stabbed at NC rally in Poonch, J&K. | Representative image | Image:ANI
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Breaking: Two youth were stabbed with a knife during a National Conference (NC) rally in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Some reports say that three people were injured. NC chief and former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was speaking at the rally when the incident took place. The rally for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 was underway in the Mendhar area of Poonch when the stabbing took place. The rally was organised by NC leader Javed Rana.

The injured were taken to a local hospital and now have been shifted to Government Medical College (GMC) Rajouri for treatment.

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Farooq Abdullah reacts to knife attack at rally

“Sitting in Delhi, they (Bharatiya Janata Party) used to say that Article 370 is responsible for terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. It has been five years since the abrogation of Article 370. Have these attacks stopped? Innocent people are dying in these attacks,” said Farooq Abdullah in reaction to the knife attack at his rally.

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The attack comes after two terrorist attacks on Saturday night in south Kashmir, where a Sarpanch was killed, and three people were injured, including a tourist couple.

However, the knife attack in the NC rally seems to be a clash between two local groups and has not been flagged as a terror attack, as per reports.

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Further investigation is underway by the J&K Police.

This is a developing story. 

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Published May 19th, 2024 at 15:55 IST