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NC MLA shouts pro-Pak slogans in JK Assembly, party distances

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A of the National Conference today raised Pro-slogans in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after members condemned the neighbouring country over the terror attack on an Army camp here.

The NC distanced itself from the sloganeering by party which came even as the operation to flush out terrorists from the was underway.

As soon as the House assembled here, the legislators, cutting across the party lines, condemned the terror attack and demanded a statement from the government.

made some remarks which led to high-pitched sloganeering against by the members.

NC legislators Javed Rana, Ali Mohd Sagar, Akbar Lone, and others trooped into the Well of the House seeking an apology from the

Meanwhile, the intensifiedanti-sloganeering and in response, an angry Lone stood up on his seat and shouted pro-Pakistan slogans.

The situation in the House then became more chaotic and adjourned the House at 10:15 am.

Talking to reporters, Lone said he had shouted pro- Pakistan slogans only in reaction to the BJP which, he claimed, had shown that they hate Muslims.

"The statement of Speaker shows what they have in their mind," he claimed.

Later, the speaker expunged his remarks.

The NC condemned the slogans, terming them unacceptable.

tweeted, "Just spoke to chief NC Dr and entire party is of the unequivocal stand that NC from Sonwari had spoken out of turn and his slogans in assembly were completely unacceptable to the party."

Mattu said the stated that Lone should not forget that he belonged to the party which had rejected the two-nation theory.

"The party disowns and condemns his remarks," he said.

Party's Omar Abdullah, in a separate tweet, said he endorsed the party president's view and the party would not say anything more on the issue.

"We need to focus on the unfortunate developments in #SunjwanArmyCamp and not get distracted by misplaced slogans," Omar said in another tweet.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 14:50 IST