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Oppn stalls Assembly, demands compensation for unrest deaths

 MPost |  2017-01-17 00:04:25.0  |  Jammu

Oppn stalls Assembly, demands compensation for unrest deaths

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly witnessed noisy scenes Monday as the opposition members stormed the Well of the House accusing the PDP-BJP government of adopting double standard on the issue of compensation to those killed during unrest in the Valley last summer.

As soon as the House met today, the opposition members led by National Conference MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar demanded the government must clear whether it will grant compensation of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the last year's five month long unrest in the Valley.

"Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had made this announcement of giving compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the people killed in the unrest but BJP which is part of the coalition is objecting to it," Sagar said.

All the opposition members stormed into the Well of the House and raised slogans like 'Hamaray Sawalon ka Jawab Do' (give answers to our questions) and 'Dohri policy nai chalay gi (Double policy will not work),' as they continued to disrupt the House proceedings.

Police deployment increased in border areas: Mehbooba

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said security was augmented in border areas and anti-infiltration grid strengthened with additional deployment of police force in border belt of the state. "Security was augmented in border areas and anti-infiltration grid strengthened. Police deployment was increased and adequate security provided in the border villages to ensure protection of property," she said in a reply  to the question of NC MLA Ali Mohmmad Sagar in Assembly. 

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