Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Bandipora and Congress party leader Usman Majeed on Tuesday submitted Breach of Privilege motion against MLA Batmaloo and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Noor Muhammad who had accused the former of being involved in civilian killings during Ikhwan days.
Majeed told the House that “All PDP members are militants.”
On Tuesday, Usman Majeed brought the Breach of Privilege motion and submitted it to Deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmad Gurezi who was conducting the proceedings of the House on behalf of the Speaker of the House.
Earlier MLA Batamaloo Noor Muhammad had said: “You have no right to talk about the killings. We know how scores of people in Sonawari and Bandipora were killed during Ikhwan reign. Eight members of a family in Sadarkoot Bala were killed and you were directly or indirectly involved in it. Now you are demanding the probe into the killings,” the PDP lawmaker had alleged.
Enraged by the remarks, Usman tried to assault the lawmaker even as he asked him to apologize for the remarks.
However after accepting the privilege motion, The Deputy Speaker Nazir Gurezi asked MLA Batamaloo if he would like to clarify his statement. "Either you apologize or the House will accept the privilege motion," Gurezi told MLA Batamaloo, Noor Muhammad.
The MLA Batamaloo without tendering apology sought to know whether Usmaan Majeed was involved in killing of a Jamat-e-Islami worker who was killed on June 06, 1993.
Infuriated by his remarks, Usman Majeed staged a walkout from the Assembly, saying that “All PDP members are militants.”
The BJP MLA, Choudhary Sukhnandan sought evidence from Usman Majeed to prove his allegations against PDP members.
"If I show you the proof, will you leave the government? I know you will not," Usmaan Majeed replied and left the House.