Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said he was “never heckled” at the University of California, Berkeley, in US, where he was invited to deliver a lecture on April 19, hours after a short video of the alleged incident went viral on the social media. In the video, of the purported incident, Omar is seen being questioned by some US-based Kashmiris. A person, present in the audience, is also heard calling the National Conference leader a “war criminal.”
Omar denied the claims that he was heckled at the event. “I had a great session at @UCBerkeley & don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. FOUR hecklers (in an audience of 150+) who waited till the event concluded to make YouTube videos of themselves can’t take away from an excellent Q&A session there,” he tweeted. “And lastly I’ve never claimed to be universally loved or even liked so if 4 people in such a large audience make their dislike known it’s really not such a big deal at all. At least no one threw eggs or a shaving foam pie at me,” he tweeted.