Srinagar: Noisy scenes marred an otherwise well attended function organised by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar here on Saturday.
The function was held at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC), where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said he had been invited by some well-meaning people to speak at ‘Paigam-e-Mohahat’ (Message of Love) function.
He said some well-meaning people were working silently to redress the problems faced by the people of Kashmir and his present visit was part of that non-political humanitarian initiative.
He, however, had to cut short his speech and a subsequent press conference as many people attending the function stood up and shouted slogans in favour of “Azadi” and militants.
The angry participants said they had been cheated by the organisers who had promised them that their bank loans would be waived at the function.
Others said they had been invited for distribution of sewing machines among them.