Pointing his finger towards Yasmin the first person who was given a chance to ask question after Yasmin's presentation said, "You are the very reason why we Hindus hate Muslims." That comment pretty much set up the tone for the rest of the Q&A session. From that point on the onslaught was relentless. Yasmin was accused of a very biased presentation, about presenting a Pakistani point of view, and everything in between. It is doubtful if the harassers knew each other from before, but they grew an instant camaraderie and acted en masse--they clapped on each other's comments and jeered at Yasmin's response. But the firework had to be cut short because the library was closing. When the event was announced to be over, a large number of people came to the rostrum and surrounded Yasmin--the younger among them appeared to be more aggressive. Sensing the danger associated with the charged environment, Yasmin's associates escorted her back to her car.
End result: A hostile crowd makes an event successful...and it is good copy.