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NC leaders stage walkout from J&K Assembly

india Updated: Feb 06, 2007 16:05 IST

Uproarious scenes were witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as the National Conference raised the fake encounter issue leading to the walkout by the main opposition party.

Soon after minister for consumer affairs Taj Mohiuddin replied on behalf of Chief Minister about fake encounters, opposition legislators of National Conference were on their foot saying that the statement on the killing of Mohd Yaqub Mir was incomplete.

As National Conference member Ali Mohd Sagar demanded a statement from the government over the arrest of father and brother-in-law of Mir who was killed in a fake encounter in Pattan and branded as a terrorist, Mohiuddin said they were not arrested and were taken for identification of the body in police control room in Srinagar.

Unsatisfied over the reply, NC members alleged that police had arrested the father and brother-in-law of Mir and forced them to change their statement.

Government is the worst human right violator. Police has not only killed their son in fake encounter but also harassing their family to change the statement, they alleged.

Amid much hue and cry, Speaker Tara Chand directed the minister to give all information regarding the querries raised by the opposition members.

But the minister had already left the House, triggering uproar and noisy scenes with NC terming the government as "non-serious" and ministers as 'incompetent'.

However, another minister Hakim Yaseen stood up and promised to give a statement in the house in next sitting of the day. Unsatisfied over the reply, entire NC members staged a walkout from the house during zero hours.