Says No Reason To Delay Investigations Into July 18 Shopian Encounter  

Srinagar, Sept 15 (GNS): National Conference Members of Parliament led by Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called on Speaker Lok Sabha Om Birla and sought discussion on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir in the House during the current session citing the “unprecedented situation” in the region in wake of the “unilateral, unconstitutional and undemocratic rescinding of Articles 370, and 35A.”

Previously 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, according to a statement issued by the party to GNS.

The Party’s Members of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi alluding to the “unparalleled situation” in the Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

The MPs brought to his notice the fall out 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 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 Party’s Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi has given notice to raise the issue of alleged Shopian stage-managed encounter in Lok Sabha and convey deep concern over sluggish pace of investigation into the matter during the zero hour today. Masoodi said, “With DNA samples taken more than a month back, there is no reason to delay the investigations.” (GNS)

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