Shopian Attack: BJP says No to AFSPA Revocation in Assembly

KL Report


Uproarious scenes were Tuesday witnessed in JK Legislative assembly with BJP legislators on the treasury benches raising slogans “Pakistan murdabad” and (Indian) “security forces zindabad”. “One of the BJP MLA’s was carrying a play card reading Big No (to revocation of) AFSPA,” the reports coming from the assembly said.

As the House assembled in the morning and Speaker Kavinder Gupta called the first question. The BJP MLAs including Ravinder Raina and R S Pathania came into the well raising slogans against Pakistan for “aiding and abetting” terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

The BJP legislators were protesting over recent terrorist attacks in Jammu Kashmir including the one in which three policemen had been killed in Shopian on Monday.

“The disruptions by BJP legislators during question hour drew angry protests from opposition benches, with members from National Conference and Congress standing on their feet. Independent legislator Engineer Rashid also came into the well.

Nothing was audible in the din, with G M Saroori of Congress asking the chair as to what had been going on in the House. Ali Mohammad Sagar of NC was seen having heated exchanges with some BJP legislators,” the reports mentioned.

“Nawang Rigzin Jora of Congress took a jibe on BJP legislators for their opposition to revocation of AFSPA when Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed says that it will be revoked.

Also drawing their attention to continued incursions by Chinese troops into Ladakh region,” he asked, “as to where is the person with 56 inch chest” in apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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