JK Assembly: Speaker allows discussion on civilian killings after Opposition’s protest

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly’s day two was no different than the first one. The opposition demanded discussion on civilian killings. However the speaker disallowed the adjournment motion and told the opposition not to ‘waste the government’s time.’ The oppoeition had also demanded a discussion on the spike in militancy related incidents in the valley.

On that, the entire opposition staged a walkout  while resorted to anti-government sloganeering.

However after a lot of uproar, reversing his earlier ruling, Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday decided to allow an hour-long discussion on civilian killings in the Valley during 2017.

The opposition members stood up from their seats and caused an uproar as the Speaker disallowed the motion moved by the National Conference (NC), the Congress and Yusuf Tarigami of the CPI(M).

Later, after the Speaker’s decision allowing the discussion was communicated to them, the members came back into the House.

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sukhnandan Kumar had also walked out of the House after he approached the Speaker’s podium alleging that his constituency was facing “biased approach” from the state government.

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