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NC MPs seek parliament discussion on J&K situation post 370 abrogation, raise issue of slow probe in Shopian-Rajouri case

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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Members of Parliament led by Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called on Speaker Lok Sabha, Om Birla and sought discussion on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir in the Parliament during the current session.

The NC MPs cited the “unprecedented situation in the region in wake of the unilateral, unconstitutional and undemocratic rescinding of Articles 370, and 35A.”


A party spokesperson said that previously the MPs had given a notice to the chair on the issue under the rule 193 for the discussion on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Party’s Members of Parliament Farooq Abdullah, Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi alluding to the unparalleled situation in the Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh brought to notice of the LS Speaker the unprecedented situation in J&K,” the spokesperson said.

He said the MPs brought to the speaker’s notice the “fallout of the unilateral, unconstitutional and undemocratic decisions which were undertaken by the GOI on the 5th of August last year, necessitating an extensive debate for the greater good of the country.”

“The members of Parliament insisted that discussion on the issue is also indispensable on account of the  issues of the people which have compounded following the abrogation of Articles 370,35-A and the failure of the GOI to deliver on the promises it had made while rescinding the state’s constitutional position unilaterally and unconstitutionally,” the spokesperson said.

The members, as per him, said that there was a pressing need for discussing the situation in J&K, as the entire region of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh was going through unprecedented situation, “which if left unaddressed will have far-reaching consequences on the interests of the country and the entire region as well.”

Meanwhile Party’s Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi has given notice to raise the issue of alleged Shopian fake encounter in Lok Sabha and convey deep concern over sluggish pace of investigation into the matter during the zero hour.

Masoodi said, “With DNA samples taken more than a month back, there is no reason to delay the investigations.”