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National Conference MLA Muhammad Akbar Lone raises pro-Pakistan slogans in J&K Assembly, party disowns remarks

Jammu: An opposition National Conference (NC) legislator on Saturday raised Pro-Pakistan slogans in the state Assembly as heated arguments were being exchanged over the ongoing terror attack at Sunjwan army station in Jammu city.

Muhammad Akbar Lone, sitting NC MLA from Sonawari Assembly constituency in Bandipora district, created an embarrassing situation when he stood up and shouted pro-Pakistan slogans when the ruling BJP MLAs were raising anti-Pakistan slogans to condemn the terror attack on Sunjwan army station.

NC spokesman, Junaid Mattoo immediately went into damage control by posting on Twitter.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed her anguish over the terror attack saying, "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today. My heart goes out to the injured and their families."

NC working president and former chief minister, Omar Abdullah also condemned the attack saying, "News from Jammu & the encounter in #Sunjwan is extremely disturbing. Hoping for an end to the encounter without any loss of life among the security forces & their families."

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Updated Date: Feb 10, 2018 14:59:11 IST

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