'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans echo in Indian occupied Kashmir assembly

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Speaking to the reporters over the matter, Akbar Lone stated that he started shouting "Pakistan Zindabad" after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs started shouting "Pakistan Murdabad".

At a time when the security personnel were engaged in heavy gunfight with Jaish-e-Mohammad fidayeen inside an army camp in Jammu, a lawmaker of opposition National Conference and former Assembly Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone has stirred a controversy by chanting pro-Pakistan slogans in the State Assembly on Saturday.

As soon as the House assembled here, the legislators, cutting across the party lines, condemned the terror attack and demanded a statement from the government.

The speaker accused Rohingyas of the attack on army's Sunjwan camp in Jammu.

The situation in the House then became more chaotic and Speaker Kavinder Gupta adjourned the House at 10:15 am. My sentiments were hurt when they (BJP MLAs) were shouting anti-Pakistan slogans.

National Conference MLA Mohammed Akbar Lone today raised Pro-Pakistan slogans in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after BJP members condemned the neighbouring country over the terror attack on an Army camp in Jammu.

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"The statement of Speaker Kavinder Gupta shows what they have in their mind", he claimed.

Abdullah, in a series of tweets, said, "You (BJP) let us worry about the MLA".

NC spokesman, Junaid Mattoo took Twitter to control the damage by posting, "Hon'ble @JKNC_ President has said the NC MLA should not forget that he belongs to a party that rejected the two-nation theory and he should also remember the oath he swears in the name of God at the beginning of his term".

Meanwhile, NC Working President said that focus needs to be on the attack and not distracted by slogans.

Senior party leader Omar Abdullah said instead of getting "distracted" by "misplaced slogans", the focus should be on the suspected militant attack.

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