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Opposition legislators surround the well in J&K Assembly

Opposition legislators surround the well in J&K Assembly

Jammu:Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday questioned the "actual role" of Dineshwar Sharma, appointed by the Centre as the interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir.

He charged that the security situation was deteriorating in the state and the government had failed on all fronts. They walked into well of the House and raised banners of "Stop Civilian Killing".

Legislative Assembly, as the House assembled, National Conference, Congress, CPI (M) and others opposition members were on their seats drawing Speaker's attention towards the civilian killing in south Kashmir.

Addressing in the state assembly, Omar said that there was no clarity in Sharma's mandate.

As the upper house of the state legislature met for the day, NC and Congress members led by Ghulam Nabi Monga and Sajjad Kitchloo were up on their feet shouting slogans against the PDP-BJP coalition over its alleged failure to stop the killing of "innocents".

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Parliamentary Affairs minister Abdul RehmanVeeri tried to pacify the members by pointing out that a magisterial probe has been ordered into the civilian's death and the Chief Minister would respond on the issue in her reply on the debate of the Governor's address during the second sitting of the house.

"The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented in the entire nation at once, except Jammu and Kashmir, where it was implemented only after a proper debate in this assembly", she added.

He said we won't listen to Mehboba when she wishes. "They declined it", the NC leader said.

"We wanted that the chief minister, who is also the home minister and head of unified command, should come to the House and reply", he said. "Yesterday, this person who was killed hadn't picked up any gun".

"I congratulate Jammu and Kashmir CM for realizing that till we have talks with Pakistan, militancy will not end".

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