Someone from the crowd protesting against him hurled a shoe which missed him. Seminar organisers and the security guards then formed a human shield around the separatist leader. The police had to get the group out of the venue. Panun Kashmir, a group of Kashmiri Pandits, created disturbance and raised slogans of
“Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Vande Mataram” at the convention organised by the Campaign for Relief of Political Prisoners, who support Kashmiri separatists as well as Naxals. Pandemonium set in when S A R Geelani, a lecturer who was accused in the Parliament attack case and later set free, was speaking on the dais. Geelani’s supporters raised slogans in his favour as well as for Jammu and Kashmir’s complete independence from India.
Geelani pacified his supporters, saying their relations with the people of India were based on humanity and they should respect each other’s sentiments even if they differed on ideology.
As Roy, who spoke before Geelani, was giving her speech asking the government not to hold Kashmir against the will of its people, the activists threw notebooks and paper missiles at her, demanding to know when had the duo ever raised the plight of Kashmiri Pandits when they were forced to flee their homes in the Kashmir Valley after the uprising broke out in 1989.