BJP shouts anti-Pak slogans in J&K Assembly
The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Sunday witnessed noisy scenes after members of BJP shouted anti-Pakistan slogans condemning the twin terrorist attacks in Samba and Kathua and demanded a resolution in the House declaring Pakistan a "terrorist state".
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Sunday witnessed noisy scenes after members of BJP shouted anti-Pakistan slogans condemning the twin terrorist attacks in Samba and Kathua and demanded a resolution in the House declaring Pakistan a "terrorist state".
The MLAs of BJP, a part of the ruling coalition, stood up from their treasury benches and shouted slogans "Pakistan Hai Hai (down with Pakistan)" as some of them batted for bringing resolution in the House to declare Pakistan as a terrorist state.
"Pass resolution to declare Pak as a terrorist state," said Ravinder Raina, an MLA from Nowshera, amid noisy scenes and anti-Pak sloganeering.
However, this was countered by the NC members, who shouted that it was drama on the part of BJP.
Later, speaking to media outside the House, Raina demanded that the state assembly must pass a resolution declaring Pakistan a terrorist state.
"We condemned terror act and Pak. We demanded that a resolution against Pakistan and declare it as a terrorist state," he said.
Raina also demanded calling off all the dialogue with Pakistan, saying "We keep on offering a hand of friendship and they (Pakistan) keeps on stabbing us in the back".
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed had to intervene and ask the members of the ruling coalition partner to sit on their chairs, so that he can make a statement of the attacks.
Later while sending out a message to Pakistan, Mufti said, "If they want peace and reconciliation, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and its establishment must control them (terrorists)."
At the same time, he described Pakistan as a "victim" of terrorism.
Raina said that if the terrorists operating in Pakistan were non-state actors, then why Pakistan has failed to shut down the terror infrastructure operating on its soil.
"The terrorists and terrorism needs to be dealt with an iron fist, we will not allow and never tolerate this back stabbing," he said.
In Legislative Council, BJP's Vibodh Gupta and another member shouted anti-Pakistan slogans soon after the House met amid chaos on militant attacks in Kathua and Samba.
Earlier, NC and Congress MLCs stage walkout after uproar in the Upper House shouting slogans against Modi government and the state government over the twin terrorist attacks.