Another day of walkouts; Mehbooba hints at NO separate KP colonies


Srinagar, May 28 The opposition National Conference (NC) and Congress on Saturday walked out of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly to protest against the lack of adequate relief for the victims of the 2014 floods.

Raising slogans against alleged failure of the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government to help the victims of unprecedented floods of September 2014, members of NC and the Congress party started raising slogans against the state government immediately after speaker Kavinder Gupta called the house to order.

NC leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah had lambasted the PDP-BJP government in a speech in the assembly on Friday for its alleged failure on every front.

Omar told Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday: “New Delhi has only given you blessings and nothing else.”


Later, CM Mehbooba Mufti hinted that there may not be a creation of separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits as was proposed initially.

While speaking in the state Legislative Assembly, Mehbooba said, “Kashmiri Pandits ko baizzat laayenge, yahan saath milkar rahenge (We will bring back Kashmiri Pandits with respect, we will live together here).”

Speaking about the settlement of retired Army and Military Personnel Mehbooba said that colonies would be built for only the state subjects and not for retirees from outside the state.

“Sainik colonies are not for outsiders but for state subjects only, this proposal has been in the process from the last government’s tenure,” the chief minister informed the Assembly.

“In our government tenure, the Governor ordered to identify land for Sainik colonies but so far no land has been identified,” she added.