Anantnag attacks echo in Assembly

Anantnag attacks echo in Assembly

SRINAGAR: The killings of BSF personnel and policemen in South Kashmir echoed in legislative assembly on Saturday.
BJP legislator Ravinder Raina raised the issue saying, “Our jawans are demoralized after such attacks. Such attacks are serious issues.”
In the past 24 hours, militants struck at two separate places in Anatnag district. The constituency is going for by-polls this month.
The BJP MLA asked the speaker to inform the House about the attacks.
His statement incensed the Opposition who demanded discussion over the issue. Congress legislator leader Nawang Rigzin Jora sought a debate saying “Such issues need to be discussed here”.
“Diplomacy does not depend on the mood of your prime minister. Your PM goes to Pakistan uninvited for a cup of tea. And Pakistan attacks you in return,” he told Raina.
Raina retorted that Congress is politicizing the attacks.
Earlier, during the Question Hour, the House witnessed uproar as BJP demanded the House to condemn the militant attacks.
“The militant attacks from Pakistan have increased in the state which was leading to the loss of the precious lives of our jawans,” Raina said.
The house should condemn it and a strict message should be sent to Pakistan to refrain from carrying such activities in the state,” he said.
To this Independent legislator from Langate Er Abdul Rashid said the House should have condemned the Handwara killings also in which five civilians were killed.
National Conference legislator, Ali Mohammad Sagar said that the attacks would impact the by-polls for the Anantnag Assembly seat that is slated to go for polls on June 22.
Later, the speaker said the House condemns the attacks.

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