Assembly adjourned over ceasefire violations

Jammu: The Assembly on Monday witnessed pandemonium over the killing of four Army personnel in firing and shelling by Pakistan along the LoC in the state’s Rajouri and Poonch districts.

This prompted Speaker Kavinder Gupta to adjourn the House for 10 minutes.

A young Army Captain and three jawans were killed and at least four people injured yesterday in heavy Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts of the state.

Soon after the House assembled this morning, National Conference MLA Mian Altaf invited the attention of the speaker over the killing of four soldiers in the latest firing and sought a statement from the government.

After the Question Hour ended, BJP MLA Ravinder Raina asked the government to bring a resolution in the house to condemn the Pakistani firing and was joined by party leaders who started shouting anti-Pakistan slogans.

National Conference MLA Devender Rana, independent MLA Pawan Gupta and Congress MLA Choudhary Akram jumped into the well of the house, and questioned who was responsible for the unabated killings and where was the ’56-inch chest’.

Stop playing politics over the dead bodies of the soldiers. You should be ashamed, the Opposition members shouted against the BJP.

Earlier, National Conference legislators Altaf Kaloo and Abdul Majeed Larmi also jumped into the well of the house to press the speaker to allow them to raise some “important points” during the Question Hour. (PTI)

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