Kashmir unrest: NC leader quits party, joins street protest

NC leader Iftikhar Hussain Misgar joined a street protest in Anantnag town and raised pro-freedom slogans
Srinagar: Security personnel patrol the streets of Srinagar as authorities clamped curfew in all the 10 districts of Kashmir valley fearing large scale violence after Friday prayers on July 15, 2016. To prevent the spread of passion-stoking rumours and posts on social media by anti-social elements, authorities have suspended all internet and mobile phone connectivity in the Valley. (Photo: IANS)

National Conference (NC) leader Iftikhar Hussain Misgar, who fought the recent by-elections against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, quit his party on Sunday to join the ongoing ‘Azadi’ protests.

He announced his decision in Anantnag town in the evening and joined a street protest shouting pro-freedom slogans.

Misgar, who had lost to Mehbooba Mufti in the April bypoll, had also fought and lost the 2014 Assembly elections against her father, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, in 2014 from the same constituency.