Cross border firing: uproar in Assembly, speaker adjourns house


Members of the ruling BJP and opposition National Conference on Monday staged strong protest demonstrations against the continuous shelling by Pakistan forces in Rajouri district of Jammu region.

BJP MLA Ravinder Raina supported by other legislators stood up from his chair and condemned the shelling, resulting in the killing of four army men and injuries to several others in border district Rajouri.

The BJP legislators while shouting the anti-Pakistan slogans asked the forces to give Pakistan a befitting answer.

The legislators of NC including Devinder Rana and Ali Mohd Sagar sought speakers attention and demanded chief minister’s Mehbooba Mufti’s statement over the continuous selling along the border.

“For how long shall it continue,” they said.

Amid uproar, the speaker Kavinder Gupta adjourned the house for ten minutes.

Earlier on 04 February four Indian army men, including an army captain, were killed and another along with two children were injured after the armies of both India and Pakistan exchanged gun fires at various places along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

As the border tension is escalating the Jammu region with the killing of at least 13 civilians, and the latest victim became 12-year old Mohammad Iqbal in Keeri sector.


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