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J&K Leg Council: NC, Cong stage walkout over civilian killings

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Opposition National Conference (NC) and today staged a walkout from the Jammu andKashmir Legislative Council alleging failure on the part of the state in stopping civilian killings and humanrights violations in

Some agitated opposition members rushed to the Well of the Council and anti-sloganeering disrupted the proceedings.

As the upper house of the for the day, NC and members led by and SajjadKitchloo were up on their feet shouting slogans against the PDP-coalition over its alleged failure to stop the killing of "innocents".

Many opposition members trooped into the Well of the House demanding a statement from the over the killing of a youth in south yesterday.

They expressed anger over the death of a 20-year-old man allegedly in firing by security forces following the killing of a militant in Khudwani area of district.

had yesterday expressed deep anguish over the killing of of RedwaniPayeen and directed the district administration to conduct a probe into the reasons behind the incident.

After raising slogans for nearly half-an-hour, the entire opposition staged a walkout despite repeated assurances by the that the government had already ordered a probe.

The watch and ward staff tried to restrain the protesting opposition members even as the ruckus disrupted proceedings. went to the Well of the House, tore a paper and threw the bits up in the air towards the Well of the House.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 16:15 IST