Lone chants pro-Pak slogans in Assembly

A senior lawmaker of the National Conference raisedpPro-Pakistan slogans in the Assembly after BJP members condemned the attack on an Army camp here.
The NC distanced itself from the sloganeering by party MLA Mohammad Akbar Lone which came even as the operation to flush out militants from the Sunjwan camp was underway.
As soon as the House assembled here, the legislators, cutting across the party lines, condemned the attack and demanded a statement from the government.
Speaker Kavinder Gupta made some remark that Rohingyas were behind the attack which led to high-pitched sloganeering against Pakistan by the BJP members. NC legislators Javed Rana, Ali Mohd Sagar, Akbar Lone, Abdul Majid Larmi and others trooped into the well of the House seeking an apology from the speaker.
Meanwhile, the BJP intensified anti-Pakistan sloganeering and in response, an angry Lone stood up on his seat and shouted pro-Pakistan slogans.
The situation in the House then became more chaotic and Speaker Kavinder Gupta adjourned the House at 10:15 am.
Talking to reporters, Lone said he had shouted pro- Pakistan slogans only in reaction to the BJP which, he claimed, had shown that they hate Muslims.
“The statement of Speaker Kavinder Gupta shows what they have in their mind,” he said.
Later, the Speaker expunged his remarks.
The NC condemned Lone’s pro-Pakistan slogans, terming them unacceptable.
NC president Farooq Abdullah said entire party is of the unequivocal stand that NC MLA from Sonwari Akbar Lone had spoken out of turn and his slogans in assembly were completely unacceptable to the party.
He said the MLA Lone should not forget that he belonged to the party which had rejected the two-nation theory.
“The party disowns and condemns his remarks,” he said.
Party’s working president Omar Abdullah, in a tweet, said he endorsed the party president’s view and the party would not say anything more on the issue.
“We need to focus on the unfortunate developments in #SunjwanArmyCamp and not get distracted by misplaced slogans,” Omar said in another tweet.
Speaking to media persons, NC MLA Ali Mohammed Sagar said, “You don’t have right to point figure towards a community. State and Central Government is responsible for the security lapse in Sunjwan due to which people have to face the trouble.”
BJP MLA Sat Sharma, told media, that Rohingya Muslims should be deported from the state.
“They Rohingyas have settled in Jammu and Kashmir after crossing seven states and establishing their colonies near the army camp and it is questionable,” he said.
He said that when Government of India is supporting to deport them from Jammu and Kashmir why BJP “should not support the policy.”