Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Update 2017

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JAMMU: Opposition parties held a strong protest, against the coalition government in the house. The session began on a stormy note with opposition National Conference and Congress making it clear that they will corner the BJP-PDP Government over the months-long unrest in the Valley.

Governor began his address but opposition snubbed it questioning Kashmir unrest. The address which was supposed to be of 50 minutes was thereby reduced to 15 minutes. As the National Anthem was playing, Governor was seen leaving the house while others stood in respect for the Indian Anthem.

J&K assembly disrupted, both houses adjourned

The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was adjourned on Monday amid opposition protests after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti blamed the National Conference for rigging elections and giving birth to militancy.

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“People who sowed seeds of secession by demanding plebiscite in the state also rigged elections in 1987 to give birth to militancy,” the Chief Minister told the house.

The National Conference members took strong exception to the remarks and started raising their voice.

One member, Abdul Majid Larmi, told Mehbooba Mufti that her late father and former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was a part of the National Conference-Congress government in 1987 and so should be held responsible for the alleged rigging.

The opposition members earlier walked out of the legislative council during obituary references after creating a ruckus in the house over last summer’s unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

As obituary references were being read out in the upper house of the bicameral legislature, the members from the National Conference and the Congress assembled near the Speaker’s podium.

They shouted slogans against killings of civilians in the valley during the five-month of unrest following the killing of militant Burhan Wani in July.

They also shouted slogans against the use of pellets and PAVA shells by security forces.

Without heeding to repeated requests from Council Chairman Haji Anayat Ali to restore calm, the opposition members finally walked out.

The opposition also interrupted Governor N.N. Vohra’s address to the joint session.

National anthem controversy:

National Conference and Congress members in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly reportedly tried to disrupt Governor’s address and continued to do so even as National Anthem played in the assembly. BJP’s Ravinder Raina said that this was an insult to the national anthem. He also accused the Guv of insulting the national anthem as he walked away while the national anthem was playing. The BJP leader has also asked for an apology from National Conference, Congress and Governor for “insulting” the national anthem in the assembly. Commenting on the incident, J&K minister, Naeem Akhtar said shouting slogans in assembly is probably the only argument they are left with.

The incident has come one month after Supreme Court made it mandatory for cinema halls to play the National Anthem before a film screening. Able-bodied people are now required to stand while the national anthem is being played. Failing to do so would be counted as disrespect towards the national anthem. More than a dozen people till now have been arrested on charges of disrespecting the anthem. The conditions which the court put forth included, not dramatizing national anthem, no commercial exploitation to give financial advantage or any other benefit.

Opposition interrupts Governor’s address in J&K legislature

The opposition in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday interrupted Governor N.N. Vohra’s address to the joint session of the bicameral legislature here.

As the Governor started his address, members of the opposition parties, including the National Conference, Congress and others, stood up shouting slogans against the PDP-BJP government.

The Governor rushed to the concluding part of his speech amid the din.

Opposition interrupts Governor's address in J&K legislature

The opposition members on Monday walked out of Jammu and Kashmir legislative council during obituary references after creating ruckus in the house over last summer’s unrest in the Kashmir Valley.

As obituary references were being read out in the upper house of the bicameral state legislature here, the opposition members from regional National Conference and the Congress jumped into the well of the house.

Members shouted slogans against civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley during the five-month long unrest following the killing of top militant Burhan Wani in July.

They also shouted slogans against the use of pellets and PAVA shells by the security forces in Kashmir.

Without heeding repeated requests from council chairman Haji Anayat Al to restore order and calm, the opposition members finally walked out of the house.

Earlier on Monday, the opposition interrupted Governor N.N. Vohra’s address to the joint session of the legislature.

As the Governor started his address, members of the opposition parties, including the National Conference, Congress and others, stood up shouting slogans against the PDP-BJP government.

The Governor rushed to the concluding part of his speech amid the din.

 

Opposition interrupts Governor's address in J&K legislature

While protesting outside the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly this morning, Independent legislator and AIP chairman Er. Rashid demanded plebiscite on both sides of Kashmir.

The independent MLA staged a sit-in protest on the first day budget of session of assembly in Jammu. He did not spoke a word but sat outside the assembly and held a banner with a message, “Hold Plebsicite on both sides of LoC”

Natn’l Conf & Cong created ruckus in J&K assembly even when national anthem was played;even Guv walked away.Grave insult

– Ravinder Raina,BJP

What Opposition demands:

Revocation of PSA

Opposition has blamed PDP for following RSS agenda

Identity cards to the Hindu refugees,

Shelling on Pakistan border and terror attacks.

 


The budget session of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has begun today.

The session beganwith Governor N. N. Vohra’s address to a joint sitting of the legislature and end on February 4.
Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu will present the budget on January 9. It will be the third budget of this government.

 

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