Rajouri clashes echo in Assembly
Govt asked to table detailed report
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 8: Recent clashes between two communities in Rajouri town echoed in the Legislative Assembly (LA) on Thursday as members indulged in heated arguments and a walkout by BJP members demanding a detailed report from government on the issue.
As proceedings of the LA commenced this morning, BJP Legislative Party Leader, Jugal Kishore said that minority community is feeling harassed but administration has failed to take action against the people who stopped religious procession.
He appealed Speaker Muhammad Akbar Lone to pass on directions to government to take action against people involved in the incident. He was supported by other party MLAs and JSM member Ashwani Sharma.
Later during Zero Hour, MLA Rajouri, Choudhary Zulfikar blamed administration for the present situation and said that government should not have allowed Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia to visit the border town.
“Government is to be blamed for creating mess and now it is harassing members of majority community by imposing curfew in some selected areas. The majority community has been hurt by outburst of Togadia and now people are facing biased attitude of administration”, Zulfikar said.
However his remarks Ashwani Sharma claimed that member is presenting one sided picture of the situation. “There should be detailed investigation and a detailed report should be submitted before the House”, Sharma said.
This led to argument between Minister of State (MoS) Power, Shabir Ahmed Khan and PDP members, who said that opposition party should not politicize the issue. “There is no need to take political mileage. Don’t make it a playfield of politics. The Rajouri town has always remained peaceful and efforts should be made in that direction”, the minister said.
He was interrupted by MLA Abdul Rehman Veeri, who demanded that House wants real picture of situation in the town. “Facts should be put before the LA so that real picture is presented. It is the only way to understand why there was clash in the border town”, Veeri said.
Later Deputy Speaker, Muhammad Sartaj Madni asked the government to present a detailed report about the incident.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:00:00 IST
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