Assembly rocked over civilian killings, NC, Cong stage walk out

Jammu: Noisy protests and anti-government slogans disrupted the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as the opposition Congress and National Conference staged a walkout over the issue of civilian killings and human rights violations in Kashmir.

The opposition parties were demanding a discussion on the issue.

As the house assembled, members of the NC and Congress asked for adjournment of question hour for a discussion on the issue of civilian killings. However, Speaker Kavinder Gupta did not allow it, prompting them to troop into the well of the house amid protests and anti-government slogans.

The speaker rejected their demand and told them to raise the issue in zero hour. The opposition legislators continued to protest loudly, interrupting the proceedings of the house.

Minister A R Veeri said the opposition has no issue and was only wasting time of the House.

Later, following more protests, the opposition walked out.

NC MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar told reporters they wanted adjournment of the question hour for a discussion on the issue of civilian killings but the speaker did not allow it.  (PTI)

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