National Conference and Congress members’ walkout from J&K Assembly : National Conference and Congress members protesting against the ceasefire violations by the Pakistan has walked out from the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over the failure of the government to protect the lives of the border residents.
Three civilians, two BSF personnel and an Army Jawan, were killed and over 40 others injured in the heavy shelling by Pakistan along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) in the Jammu region since Thursday.
As soon as Speaker Kavinder Gupta took the chair, the members of opposition started shouting slogans against the Centre and state government and staged a walk out to protest the killings in Pakistani firing.
Leading BJP legislators, the state president Sat Sharma, raised anti-Pakistan slogans, while the Peoples Democratic Party, tried to pacify the opposition by promising a detailed statement on the ceasefire violations after the Question Hour.
Relief and Revenue Minister Javaid Mustafa Mir said that detailed report was being prepared to inform the House. He said that he had already directed the home commissioner to prepare a report.
Ali Mohammad Sagar of National Congress criticized the statement of Union minister Jitendra Singh and said the opposition raised the ceasefire violations issue thrice in the House yesterday and had sought a statement from the government.
Sagar alleged that the union minister tried to “mislead” people over the ceasefire violation by “baseless statements”. “The government was remorseful for not issuing any statement on the issue yesterday,” he told reporters
Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office had yesterday said, “Kashmir-centric Pakistan apologists owe an explanation to the nation and that there can be no pardon for them when they continue to shamelessly speak on behalf of Pakistan even on the day when the heavy civilian casualties have been inflicted on the borders by unprovoked Pakistani firing.”
– PTC News