Uproar in Assembly over recent militant attacks in Jammu

SRINAGAR – The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Sunday witnessed uproar over recent militant attacks in Kathua and Samba districts of the State.

The legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stated a protest and raised anti-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed condemned the attacks while holding non-State actors responsible for the attacks.

Mufti said that the event was highly condemnable and that it was a conspiracy to affect peace process in Jammu and Kashmir. He further said that an anonymous resolution must be passed by the Assembly strongly condemning such attacks. The Assembly later passed a resolution condemning the attacks.

The Chief Minister further said, “If Pakistan wants good relations and peaceful dialogue with India, they must control terrorism, there is no other way than that.”

Meanwhile, National Conference leaders led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah staged a walkout from the Assembly after their adjournment motion condemning the attacks in Jammu.