NC MPs call on LS Speaker; seek discussion on J&K situation
Masoodi flags tardy investigation in Shopian ‘fake encounter’ during zero hour
New Delhi: National Conference Members of Parliament led by Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and sought discussion on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir in the Parliament during the current session citing unprecedented situation in the region in wake of the “unilateral, unconstitutional and undemocratic” rescinding of Articles 370, and 35-A, a party press release said.
It said previously also the MPs have given a notice to the chair on the issue under the rule 193 for the discussion on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The NC MPs — Dr. 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 “fall-outs 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 MPs 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 press release said.
The members said that there was a pressing need for discussing the situation in J&K, as the entire region of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is 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 MP 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 today.
According to the press release, Masoodi said, “With DNA samples taken more than a month back, there is no reason to delay the investigations.”