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PDP stages walkout from assembly over Afzal Guru issue

Members of Opposition Peoples Democratic Party staged a walkout on the first day of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council today demanding that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body be returned.

india Updated: Mar 01, 2013 20:18 IST
Amit Khajuria
Amit Khajuria
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes

Members of Opposition Peoples Democratic Party staged a walkout on the first day of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Friday demanding that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body be returned.

PDP members stood on their seats demanding discussion under adjournment motion moved by the party on Thursday.

They demanded suspension of routine business of the House to discuss the execution of Guru and return of his body to the family.

The PDP members Murtaza Khan, Ch Nizam-ud-Din Khatana, Syed Asgar Ali and Mohd Ashraf Mir stood on their seats and urged the chairman to allow discussion on the issue.

PDP members shouted slogans of "Afzal ki body vapis karo" and carried placards saying "Return the mortal remains of Afzal Guru for the last rites".

PDP members even tried to shout out other members who were taking part in the question hour.

The chairman urged them to allow the proceedings and said that the issue could be discussed later.

But after protesting for at least fifteen minutes, PDP members trooped into the well of the House amid slogan shouting.

After a while, they staged a walkout in protest of the denial to hold the discussion.

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