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Autumn session of J-K legislature begins from tomorrow

punjab Updated: Sep 29, 2013 12:06 IST

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The autumn session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislature, scheduled to begin tomorrow, is expected to be a stormy affair as opposition parties are planning to corner the Omar Abdullah-led government on issues related to human rights and security.

The recent report about pay offs by army to politicians in the state is also going to figure prominently during the nine-day session.

"The army scam regarding political pay offs, human rights violations, corruption and lack of development are the main issues we shall raise during the session," PDP chief spokesman Nayeem Akhtar told PTI.

PDP, the main opposition party in the state, plans to raise the issue of killings that took place in Shopian on September 7 which was followed by almost two weeks of curfew in the wake of violent protests in the south Kashmir town, he said.

The other killings including that of two youth in army firing in Sumbal area of Bandipora district on June 30 will also be raised to highlight the "dismal" human rights record of the National Conference-Congress coalition government.

"Our main concern is the alienation of people in general and youth of the Kashmir in particular due to the policies of the present government. Although three years have passed since the chief minister announced general amnesty for those involved in 2010 protests, the cases against youth have not been withdrawn so far," Akhtar said.

National Panthers Party (NPP) leader Harsh Dev Singh said there are so many issues to be raised from infiltration of militants in Jammu and Kashmir to Kishtwar riots, Shopian and Gool killings.