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After uproar Speaker allows debate on Shopian killings on CM’s intervention

After an uproar over the killing of two youth in Shopian by the main opposition National Conference, Congress, CPI(M) and PDF, the Speaker allowed adjournment motion of the opposition on the intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and during the debate National Conference working president Omar Abdullah accused the chief minister of playing politics over the dead and doing nothing to stop the ongoing cycle of violence and civilian killings in Kashmir. On her own part the chief minister assured the house that the investigation started to probe the killings would be taken to logical conclusion and the culprits would be punished.
According to the KNS correspondent, as the proceedings of the house started the main opposition National Conference moved an adjournment motion for debate on the killing of civilian youth in Shopian district of South Kashmir last week. Moving the adjournment motion, NC MLA and former minister Ali Mohammad Sagar demanded arrest of the army men responsible for the killing of two Shopian youth but amid uproar BJP MLA R S Pathania demanded withdrawal of FIR’s against the army.
After uproar chief minister intervened and expressed government’s willingness to drop the question hour and join a debate on the adjournment motion moved by the opposition. Speaker on intervention of the chief minister allowed the adjournment motion of the opposition for debate on killing of civilians in Shopian.
Participating in the debate on the adjournment motion over civilian killings in Shopian, the NC MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar demanded the arrest of army personnel involved in the killing of two youths in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Sagar while speaking in the assembly during discussion on Shopian killings said that the government should arrest all the army personnel named in the FIR. “I am hopeful that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will announce the arrest of these personnel,” Sagar said.
The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) demanded the withdrawal of murder case against Army personnel allegedly involved in killing of youth in Shopian District.
BJP MLA RS Pathania while speaking in the Assembly over Shopian killings said that the government should withdraw FIR registered against the Army personnel and lodge fresh FIR without naming anyone.
In presence of Chief Minister in the house, the BJP MLA questioned the registration of murder case against the Army. “Why serious charges were leveled against the Army” the BJP MLA said.


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