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Posted at: Jun 29, 2016, 12:17 AM; last updated: Jun 29, 2016, 12:17 AM (IST)HOUSE IN SESSION

NC walks out over ‘war hysteria’

Wants BJP to spell out measures to combat violence in state

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NC walks out over ‘war hysteria’
The protesting NC members in the state Assembly on Tuesday.

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, June 28

Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Legislative Assembly today as National Conference (NC) members walked out of the House in protest against “war hysteria” created by the BJP following the recent militant attack on a CRPF convoy in Pampore.

The walkout was staged a day after some BJP members raised the issue in the House on Monday, condemning the militant attack “at the behest of Pakistan” while demanding a probe into the attack.

“War hysteria has been created and since the House is in session, the government must inform us about the security situation in the state,” said NC MLA Devender Singh Rana today.

This was strongly resented by BJP members and heated arguments took place between BJP and NC members before the walkout.

Rana said instead of spelling out measures to combat violence, the BJP was resorting to “war hysteria”. He reminded the party that it was ruling both at the Centre and in the state.

The NC member took a jibe at the PDP and asked it to respond to its alliance partner’s war cries and talk of air strikes in the neighbouring country.

“What is the response of the party that believes in ‘goli se nahi boli se’?” he asked. He wanted to know whether the PDP had surrendered its basics for power.

Rana reminded the House about ramifications of war cries, saying the state, especially areas adjoining the Line of Control and international border, braved the brunt of shelling from across the border two years ago.

He said war was no solution to problems as world history stood testimony to the fact that all issues had been resolved on the negotiating table.

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