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

Jammu, Feb 10: A senior lawmaker of the National Conference today raised Pro-Pakistan slogans in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after BJP members condemned the neighbouring country over the terror attack on an Army camp here. 

The NC distanced itself from the sloganeering by party MLA Mohammad Akbar Lone which came even as the operation to flush out terrorists from the Sunjwan camp 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. 

Speaker Kavinder Gupta made some remarks which led to high-pitched sloganeering against Pakistan by the BJP members. 

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

Meanwhile, the BJP intensified�anti-Pakistan 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 Speaker Kavinder Gupta 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 Kavinder Gupta shows what they have in their mind," he claimed. 

Later, the speaker expunged his remarks.