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J-K House erupts, pro-Pakistan slogan raised by NC MLA

Trouble began when the Speaker, responding to angry remarks from the legislators on the terror attack on the Sunjuwan military camp, said the area fell in the Assembly constituency of NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: February 11, 2018 5:58 am
House erupts, pro-Pakistan slogan raised by NC MLA National Conference leader Mohammad Akbar Lone. (Source: ANI)

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly witnessed chaotic scenes with a senior National Conference leader shouting pro-Pakistan slogans in response to the BJP’s slogans against the neighbouring country. As the House descended into further chaos, Speaker Kavinder Gupta adjourned the House for a while and even expunged his own remarks.

Trouble began when the Speaker, responding to angry remarks from the legislators on the terror attack on the Sunjuwan military camp, said the area fell in the Assembly constituency of NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone. He then made certain remarks on the attack that led to uproarious scenes from the Opposition benches, which demanded that the Speaker withdraw his words. BJP members responded by supporting the Speaker and raising anti-Pakistan slogans.

This led to shouts of “shame, shame” from the Opposition benches. Somewhere in the midst of this ruckus, Lone shouted “Pakistan zindabad”.

As the exchanges heated up further, the Speaker adjourned the House for 15 minutes. However, when the House re-assembled, Opposition members demanded that the Speaker take back his words, following which Gupta expunged his remarks. While doing so, he referred to the “pro-Pakistan slogans” that had come from the Opposition benches.

Outside the Assembly, Mohammad Akbar Lone justified his raising pro-Pakistan slogans, saying members on the treasury benches had said “many things that hurt my religious sentiments. “Mein Kashmiri hoon, Hindustani hoon ya Pakistani… jo bhi hoon, mein pehley to Musalmaan hoon (Whether I am Kashmiri, Indian or Pakistani, I am first a Muslim). My sentiments got hurt and I said Pakistan zindabad,” said Lone, who has been Speaker of the Legislative Assembly during the National Conference government in the state.

Pakistan zindabad kehney se kya hota hai. Woh kahengey Pakistan murdabad, mein kahunga Pakistan zindabad. Iss se kya hota hai (What happens if I say Pakistan zindabad? If they say Pakistan murdabad, I will say Pakistan zindabad).

The National Conference distanced itself from Lone’s slogan. In a tweet, NC spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said party president “Just spoke to chief NC Farooq Abdullah sahib. Dr Sahib and entire party is of the unequivocal stand that NC MLA from Sonwari Akbar Lone had spoken out of turn and his slogans in assembly were completely unacceptable to the party.”

BJP state general secretary Dr Narinder Singh described Lone’s statement as “bizarre” and “unfortunate”, saying it shows the real mindset of the National Conference.

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    Feb 12, 2018 at 9:46 am
    I consider my self as INDIAN first and those who feel Muslim first must be living in PAKISTAN and HINDU First must be living in NEPAL of last century .We are a secular country with no place for theocracy and SHYRIAT . No victim card and no rationalization and justification of the ISLAMIC terror please in a secular land . Please shift to any ISLAMIC country of your choice
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    1. Vinod Behari Lal
      Feb 11, 2018 at 10:30 am
      The Government seems to have infinite patience towards the mischief of the Separatists and inexhaustible tolerance for terrorists and Pakistan. Unfortunately, the people are not equipped with such divine qualities. They weep silently as every new day takes its outrageous toll and Most Hon'ble Ministers make them listen to stale 'assurances: Do not Worry. Our forces are giving the enemy 'munh-toD jawab'! What goodwill and plaudits PM earns outside the country his Government fritters away within the country and at the borders. And yet nothing changes.
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        Ankush
        Feb 11, 2018 at 9:30 am
        Those chants against their own country, must be killed. Such peoples must be migrated to any gheir favourable country. Namak halalokno se udao
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        1. Ryan:Hindu Terrorist Buster Ryan
          Feb 11, 2018 at 8:57 am
          KASHMIR WILL BE FREE!!Kill all cowpee drinking, cowdung eating, stone worshipping,Lingam(STONE) worshipping hindu pagan pigs of cowdungistan.Nuke cowdungistan to hell!Destroy cowdungistan. LONG LIVE REPUBLIC OF KERALA!
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          1. Sumer Jam
            Feb 11, 2018 at 10:40 am
            Yeah Kashmir will be free..what 70 years now : ) Republic of Kerala...yeah..one bag of rice can give you black skin - a name like Ryan and a book called quran can make you a sewer worm that crawls in the sh t we do every morning..keep on dreaming that is something no one can take away from you...
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          2. Ryan:Hindu Terrorist Buster Ryan
            Feb 11, 2018 at 8:56 am
            KASHMIR WILL BE FREE!!Kill all cowpee drinking, cowdung eating, stone worshipping,Lingam(STONE) worshipping hindu pagan pigs of cowdungistan.Nuke cowdungistan to hell!Destroy cowdungistan. LONG LIVE REPUBLIC OF KERALA!
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