Sunjwan Attack: Speaker Eats His Words After Lawmakers Protest

SRINAGAR:  As the ongoing Sunjwan Fidayeen attack rocked the state assembly, currently in the last week of its prolonged budget session, assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta linked the attack with the presence of Rohingya Muslims in Jammu. This led to an uproar.

“Rohingyas are the reason which led to an attack in Jammu on today morning,” Gupta was quoted saying.

This led opposition to react and it created an uproar. Opposition lawmakers accused the presiding officer of the Kashmir assembly of unnecessarily targeting Rohingya refugees in Jammu.

The Communist lawmaker was visibly angry over the comments. “We condemn the attack,” Tarigami shouted. “We do not want the unfortunate refugees to be dragged into this situation. We want the Speaker must expunge his words from the records of the assembly,” he said.

The opposition members said they will not permit the House to function normally if the words are not erased from the records. The opposition members stormed into the well of the House to protest against the Speaker’s controversial remarks.

Earlier, the BJP resorted to massive anti-Pakistan sloganeering in the House.

It was in the midst of this pandemonium, the Speaker adjourned the House for ten minutes. Later, he directed the words should be expunged.

The crisis erupted after a group of militants barged into the Sunjwan army camp started indiscriminate firing. The attack started early morning. So far two soldiers are reported dead as four are injured.


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