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Terror attack on Army camp in Jammu reverberates in J&K assembly

IANS  |  Jammu 

The and Kashmir Assembly on Saturday saw its proceedings disrupted after linked the terror attack on an army camp in with Rohingya refugees and an raised pro-slogans in the House.

Gupta was requested to maintain the unity of the House by withdrawing his on Rohingya refugees living in city. his and ordered expunging of the pro-by NC MLA

Gupta, who earlier visited the gates of the station where a terror attack took place, said in the assembly that the attack would not have been possible if Rohingya refugees had not been living in Jammu city.

Abdul Rehman Veeri, M.Y. Tarigami of the CPI-M, of the NC and some other legislators requested the to withdraw his remarks about Rohingya refugees, saying these were premature.

Veeri said, "The Speaker is the of the House and he should not have made a remark that is bound to divide communities on religious lines.

"I appeal to him that a wrong message should not go from this House to the outside world."

The Speaker agreed to withdraw his remarks and also ordered removal of the remarks of Lone from the assembly's records.

Earlier, Muhammad Akbar Lone, sitting NC MLA from Sonawari assembly constituency in district, created an embarrassing situation when he stood up and shouted pro-slogans when the ruling BJP MLAs were raising anti-Pakistan slogans to condemn the terror attack on station.

NC spokesman, immediately went into damage control by posting on Twitter, "has said the NC MLA should not forget that he belongs to a party that rejected the two nation theory and he should also remember the oath he swears in the name of God at the beginning of his term. The party disowns and condemns his remarks."

expressed her anguish over the terror attack saying, "Deeply disturbed by the terrorist attack in #Sunjwan today. My heart goes out to the injured and their families."



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 15:04 IST