Assembly: Pellet sarkar, killer sarkar, opposition shouts in assembly

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The house witnessed unprecedented scenes on Monday when opposition lawmakers sought a time-bound judicial commission to investigate the incidents of killings in 2016 summer unrest. They were reacting to the Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti’s speech listing costs and consequences of the unrest.

One BJP lawmaker holding the mike was chased and he started going from one bench to another till Speaker ordered him to be stationary.

Abdul Majid Larmi of NC and Abdul Majid Paddar of PDP fought and came to literal fist fighting till assembly staff separated them. Finally, Speaker ordered Larmi should be marshalled out of the house.

Some of the lawmakers were shouting slogans: pellet sarkar, hai hai. Others were shouting: Jamhooriyat ka Qatal, Bund Karo. A congressman shouted: killer sarakar and another one RSS sarkar.

Congress lawmaker Nawang Rigzin Jora said that Ms Mufti should have been specific. “She accused and attacked almost everybody,” he said.

Ali Mohammad Sagar said that Ms Mufti is hiding behind 2010 unrest which was completely different from 2016. He wanted the government to be honest because lot of killings took place.

Ghulam Mohammad Saroori said the government must set up a judicial commission to be led by a supreme court judge because lot of people were killed and so many survived injured. “You do not seem to e ashamed of what you did this summer,” he said.

Hakim Yasin said that there were a lot of excesses in the past summer. “She talked of setting up a commission in a few cases but we want all the cases be investigated by a commission in a time bound manner,” Yasin said. “There were people killed and injured and blinded by pellets.”

Abul Rehman Veeri said he is unable to understand why the opposition is doing this. “They are senior members but they lack an issue,” Veeri said, “Seniors are not interested in addressing people’s issue.” He said the government suspended question hour on the demand of the opposition but it still is not permitting the house to work.

But it had no impact on the lawmakers who continued d


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