From The Assembly: Opposition walks out seeking judicial probe in killings

“Why the Government is running away from holding the probe? Why are they shielding killers?” asked the opposition lawmakers.

Umer Maqbool
Jammu, Publish Date: Jan 11 2017 11:59PM | Updated Date: Jan 11 2017 11:59PM
From The Assembly: Opposition walks out seeking judicial probe in killingsGK Photo

Day after the PDP-BJP Government defeated a Motion seeking judicial probe into civilian killings of summer 2016 uprising in Kashmir, the opposition National Conference and Congress on Wednesday staged walkout from the House over Government’s refusal to order the probe.

As soon as Question Hour began, MLAs from Opposition National Conference and Congress stood up from the seats and resorted to sloganeering.

Shouting slogans: “Bajrangi Sarkar Hai Hai, Nagpur Sarkar Ha Haii, RSS Sarkar Hai Hai, Goongi Behri Sarkar Hai Hai,” the NC and Congress  MLAs tried to storm into the Well but were prevented by Marshals.

“Why the Government is running away from holding the probe? Why are they shielding killers?” asked the opposition lawmakers.

Amid uproarious scenes in the House, Congress MLA GM Saroori said the Government should constitute a judicial commission headed by a Supreme Court judge to probe the killings.

NC’s Ali Muhammad Sagar questioned the constitution of Special Investigation Teams (SITs) to probe the killings.

“We don’t have trust on police investigations. If Chief Minister is claiming that Kashmir unrest is result of pre-planned conspiracy then there is need to hold judicial probe,” he said.

Later, all lawmakers from NC and Congress including former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah staged walkout from the House.