Nadeem Nadu

Jammu, Jan 3: Opposition on Wednesday walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly after the speaker disallowed discussions on the killing of civilians and security situation in the valley.

Opposition parties raised slogans and jumped in the well soon after the Governor N.N. Vohra walked in to address the joint session.

The opposition had earlier moved an adjournment motion for today seeking suspension of all business to discuss civilian killings and the security situation in Kashmir.

Around 400 people were killed in violence in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017, including terrorist and soldiers of the Indian security forces.

The Opposition walked out after minister for parliamentary affairs told the House that opposition had no issue to discuss, “but were trying to waste the time.”

“In last session, House allowed discussion given the gravity of issues. But this year there is no issue to be discussed,” Veeri said.

The statement angered the opposition who staged a walkout from the House.

The opposition members wanted to discuss civilians killed in 2017 in Kashmir.