Assembly: Opposition stages protest over forces action in Redwani, Kathua

Tahir Bhat

Jammu: As soon as Proceedings of the house on Monday started the opposition members and ruling PDP MLA Sonawar stood up from their seats and raised the issues.

Congress Legislator G M Saroori informed the house that the relatives of Kathua minor girl who were protesting against the murder of the eight-year-old girl in Hiranagar area of Kathua district were beaten by forces echoed in the Legislative Assembly, with legislators seeking action against the policemen involved in the lathi-charge.

MLA Majeed Larmi raised the “point of information” holding a newspaper alleging that certain families were targeted by government forces on Sunday in Redwani area of Kulgam.

“The forces have damaged the houses and vehicles and the cost of damages is not less than Rs 30 lakh each,” Larmi told the house.

“Why does it happen every day,” he asked the chief minister who was present in the house. “what is the fault of a civilian?” “Why forces beat the people?”.

He added that if anyone is a militant, what is the crime of his family or any of his relative,”Larmi asked the government pressing chief minister to look into the matter.

“I do not want to create a scene every day but I am forced to,” he added. “When I can’t talk about my people in this house then where shall I go?”

He questioned NC Legislator Mubarak Gul raised the issue regarding the cross-border shelling and demand the bunkers for the people.

MLA Ganderbal Sheikh Ishfaq Jabar raised the issue regarding the stopping of the work on the central university in his constituency.

Minister for Education Syed Altaf Bukhari informed the house that government has no such plan to shift university from the Ganderbal.


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