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J&K opposition to boycott CM's speech on governor's address

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The opposition and today decided to Mehbooba Mufti's speech in the assembly on the governor's address, accusing her of failing to make a statement on the issue of civilian killings raised by them in the House.

"We raised the issue of civilian killings in South Kashmir in the House yesterday. The should have come to the House and made a statement on the issue. But she will come to house later (today) to give reply on the governor's address...

"So I will not listen to her address and will not be present in the House during the address," of Opposition said in the Assembly as the opposition continued protests and walked into the well of the House demanding that the make a statement on the issue.

Soon after the statement, and other opposition members staged a walkout.

Later taking to reporters, said that they decided to stay away from the Assembly during the chief minister's address.

He charged that the security situation was deteriorating in the state and the government had failed on all fronts.

"We had called for a separate discussion of the security situation in and NC members brought adjournment motion for holding the discussion. They declined it," the NC said.

"Yesterday, one youth was killed in Homshalibugh. We demanded a reply from the government. 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.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 13:40 IST