associate sponsors

Llyod
HDFC

Kashmir: Opposition members stage walkout from the state Assembly

Jammu: Opposition members walked out of the state Assembly on Tuesday following an uproar over tension between two communities in Kathua district.

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

As the question hour was nearing its end, independent MLA Engineer Rashid stood up and started shouting over the alleged failure of the Jammu and Kashmir government to ease tensions between the two communities where clashes occurred on Monday.

Speaker Kavinder Gupta tried to restore order, but the MLA was soon joined by others from the National Conference (NC) including former ministers Ali Muhammad Sagar and Mian Altaf Ahmed.

Altaf said it was not for the first time that tensions had resulted in clashes between the communities.

He also accused the speaker of trying to silence Rashid who he said was raising pertinent issues in the house.

Heated arguments were also heard between Peoples Democratic Party minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri and Sagar.

The opposition finally walked out of the house shouting slogans against the speaker whom they called "RSS speaker".


Updated Date: Jan 10, 2017 11:59 AM

Also Watch

Firstpost Poetry Project: Aashna Iyer presents '7 Minutes'
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 FIFA World Cup 2018: A journey through the football Mecca of Kerala
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 Social Media Star: Masaba Gupta, Pooja Dhingra discuss WhatsApp groups, unfollowing people and stalking profiles
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 I Breathe: Natasha Noel's spoken word poetry on Yoga
  • Monday, June 4, 2018 It's A Wrap: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero makers Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane in conversation with Parul Sharma

Also See



{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}