Jammu Kashmir

J&K assembly disrupted, both houses adjourned

Agency | January 02, 2017 04:17 PM

Jammu : The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was adjourned on Monday amid opposition protests after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti blamed the National Conference for rigging elections and giving birth to militancy.

"People who sowed seeds of secession by demanding plebiscite in the state also rigged elections in 1987 to give birth to militancy," the Chief Minister told the house.

The National Conference members took strong exception to the remarks and started raising their voice.

One member, Abdul Majid Larmi, told Mehbooba Mufti that her late father and former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was a part of the National Conference-Congress government in 1987 and so should be held responsible for the alleged rigging.

The opposition members earlier walked out of the legislative council during obituary references after creating a ruckus in the house over last summer's unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

As obituary references were being read out in the upper house of the bicameral legislature, the members from the National Conference and the Congress assembled near the Speaker's podium.

They shouted slogans against killings of civilians in the valley during the five-month of unrest following the killing of militant Burhan Wani in July.

They also shouted slogans against the use of pellets and PAVA shells by security forces.

Without heeding to repeated requests from Council Chairman Haji Anayat Ali to restore calm, the opposition members finally walked out.

The opposition also interrupted Governor N.N. Vohra's address to the joint session.

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Former General Secretary of SGPC, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur joins AAP
Former General Secretary of SGPC, Sukhdev Singh Bhaur joins AAP
AAP candidate Dr Sanjiv Sharma files nomination papers from the Jalandhar Central constituency
AAP candidate Dr Sanjiv Sharma files nomination papers from the Jalandhar Central constituency
Congress candidate from Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri files nomination
Congress candidate from Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri files nomination
Sukhbir Singh Badal announces Gurpartap Singh Tikka as party candidate from Amritsar South
Sukhbir Singh Badal announces Gurpartap Singh Tikka as party candidate from Amritsar South
SAD candidate Sarabjit Singh Makkar Files nomination from Jalandhar Cantonment constituency
SAD candidate Sarabjit Singh Makkar Files nomination from Jalandhar Cantonment constituency
Massive show of strength by Joginder Singh Mann during filing of nomination papers
Massive show of strength by Joginder Singh Mann during filing of nomination papers
AAP Candidate HS Walia files nomination from Jalandhar Cantt constituency
AAP Candidate HS Walia files nomination from Jalandhar Cantt constituency
AAP’s “Broom” is shown as election symbol for Independent Candidates in Jalandhar
AAP’s “Broom” is shown as election symbol for Independent Candidates in Jalandhar
Now “Ghar Vapsi” of Gurkanwal, now returns to Congress
Now “Ghar Vapsi” of Gurkanwal, now returns to Congress
SAD District President of Jalandhar Channi continues his absence from Makkar’s campaign
SAD District President of Jalandhar Channi continues his absence from Makkar’s campaign
Vijay Sampla resigns the post of State BJP Chief and as Union Minister of State
Vijay Sampla resigns the post of State BJP Chief and as Union Minister of State
TMC realeases its Third list for upcoming polls
TMC realeases its Third list for upcoming polls