Members of a Hindu extremist group threw black ink on Indian-held Kashmir independent lawmaker Engineer Rashid outside the New Delhi Press Club.
ANI reported that the fringe group Hindu Sena has claimed responsibility for the attack. Further, the Press Trust of India reported two people have been detained for the attack.
“People talk of Talibanisation of Pakistan, look what is happening in India… They are mentally ill. 80,000 people have died in Kashmir, putting ink on one Engineer Rashid will not change anything,” NDTV quoted Rashid as saying after the attack.
Earlier this month, Rashid was beaten up by BJP leaders in Srinagar after he hosted a beef party.
The incident comes hours after several Shiv Sena activists stormed the Mumbai office of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cancelling the meeting between Pakistan and India’s cricket board officials.
Last week, Shiv Sena’s protests forced the cancellation of legendary Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali’s concert. Further, the Hindu right-wing party activists threw black paint on columnist Sudheendra Kulkarni for organising the launch of former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book launch.