Shameful! NC MLA shouts pro-Pak slogans in J-K assembly
Jammu: An opposition National Conference legislator raised pro-Pakistan slogans in Jammu and Kashmir assembly after Bharatiya Janata Party members condemned the neighbouring country over the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu.
As soon as the House assembled, the legislators, cutting across the party lines, condemned the terror attack and demanded a statement from the government.
Speaker Kavinder Gupta made some remarks which led to high-pitched sloganeering against Pakistan by the BJP members.
NC legislators Javed Rana, Ali Mohd Sagar, Akbar Lone, Abdul Majid Larmi and others trooped into the Well of the House seeking an apology from the speaker.
Meanwhile, the BJP intensified anti-Pakistan sloganeering and in response, an angry Lone stood up on his seat and shouted pro-Pakistan slogans.
The situation in the House then became more chaotic and Speaker Kavinder Gupta adjourned the House at 10:15 am.
Talking to reporters, Lone said he had shouted pro-Pakistan slogans only in reaction to the BJP which, he claimed, had shown that they hate Muslims.
“The statement of Speaker Kavinder Gupta shows what they have in their mind,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, the NC has distanced itself from the sloganeering by party MLA. Party spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu tweeted, “Just spoke to chief NC Farooq Abdullah sahib. Dr Sahib and entire party is of the unequivocal stand that NC MLA from Sonwari Akbar Lone had spoken out of turn and his slogans in assembly were completely unacceptable to the party.”