Protests in assembly over Shopian killings

Protests in assembly over Shopian killings
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PDP, opposition legislators create ruckus in the House

Jammu: Noisy protests were witnessed in Assembly on Monday forcing the Speaker to adjourn the Question Hour to discuss death of two civilians by army in Shopian on Saturday.
Amid noisy scenes from the Opposition benches, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti requested the speaker Kavinder Gupta to allow the discussion, leading to the adjournment of the Question Hour.
“What has happened (in Shopian) is unfortunate… some members want to discuss the issue, there should be a discussion. It is the right of the house to allow the discussion,” Mehbooba said.
As soon as the proceedings began, opposition legislators from National Conference, Congress and CPIm (M), supported by ruling PDP legislators from Shopian, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat and Sonawar Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, stood up from their seats.
With pictures of slain Shopian students in their hands, the members moved the adjournment motion to discuss the prevailing situation and raised slogans in support of their demand.
The Speaker asked them to take their seats, assuring that a discussion after the Question hour but the opposition did not budge from its demand prompting intervention by the Chief Minister.
CPI (M) legislator M Y Trigami said there is only one question, why these killings? This is the biggest question.
Two youths were shot dead and nine others injured by Army at Ganowpora in Shopian on Saturday.

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