Castigating the PDP lead coalition government for changing its ideology from Boli (dialogue) to Goli (Bullet), National Conference (NC) MLA, Ali Muhammad Sagar on Monday said the opposition would seek answer from government over killings in Kashmir and caging people for over five months during the summer.
Talking to media persons in Assembly premises soon after JK Governor NN Vohra was forced to cut short his address to joint sitting, Sagar said the PDP has changed its ideology from Boli (dialogue) to Goli (bullet). "PDP used to claim that baatbannegiBoli se Na kiGoli se. But I ask her where that vision is now? Where is the political dialogue?" questioned Sagar.
When asked opposition should have allowed Governor's address Sagar said, "Opposition didn't stage protests the way it should have. Kashmir has lost around 126 people, 12500 are in jails, thousands of people sustained injuries and hundreds of youth were maimed. But government didn't talk about these issues."
Sagar said the PDP-BJP government imposed a curfew on Eid and people in Kashmir were not allowed to offer Prayers.
"We want to make the government accountable for the tyranny it unleashed on the masses in Kashmir during the summer months. We have every right to raise the voice against people's suffering," the NC General Secretary said.
He said the main demand of united opposition will be to seek answer from government about Kashmir unrest.
"Three different statements were issued about BurhanWani's killing. In first statement they claimed government was aware about BurhanWani was trapped inside the house. Later the same government contradicted its first statement and said they were not aware. In the third statement government agencies claimed that CM knew about Burhan's presence. They have to answer first then start the session," Sagar said.
Sagar accused government for provoking opposition to create disruption during Governor's address. "The seating arrangement tampered and marshals were attached with every opposition member to ensure that they do not raise raised any voice inside the House," Sagar said. He said ruling party members were sitting on seats of opposition members.
Meanwhile, MLA Sonwar and former Higher Education minister Muhammad Akbar Lone said the protest by opposition party during Governor's address was not Hungama but a genuine resentment against the government for its oppression on people of Kashmir.
"This resentment was genuine as hundreds of people got killed, thousands were injured and scores of youth are languishing in jails. So we have to seek answer from government," Lone said.
NC Provincial President and MLA from Nagrota Assembly segment Devinder Singh Rana said the opposition parties were provoked by the ruling PDP MLAs inside the House which resulted in disruption of the Governor's address.
"We respected our national anthem, but PDP provoked us," he said, when asked creating ruckus was disrespect to Anthem Rana said, "This question should be asked to government who left the House. It is their responsibility to run the session. We are bound to raise voices of people."
He dared BJP to hold fresh election in any segment of Jammu saying the party has lost its base and don't have right to speak about the rights of people in JK state.
"BJP has no right to talk about JK state. If they hold elections today I am sure that they won't be able to secure a single seat."