High Drama Over Truck Attack, Opposition Walks Out Of J&K Assembly

10/10/2015 12:35 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
State lawmakers of the opposition People's Democratic Party scuffle with staff members of the house after a controversial bill was passed in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly in Jammu, India, Friday, April 9, 2010. According to the new bill, an educated youth can now apply for government jobs only in his own district whereas a youth belonging to lower castes can apply for the same in any of 22 district in the state including Kashmir valley, according to a news agency. (AP Photo)

Srinagar - The entire opposition today staged a walkout from the Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly over the attack on a valley-bound truck in the Udhampur area of the state.

National Conference MLA Abdul Majid raised the issue as soon as the House assembled and sought a statement on the incident from the state government.

Horticulture Minister A R Veeri said police has arrested three persons involved in the attack and was looking for other culprits.

He said the director general of police will visit Udhampur for an assessment of the situation.

Two persons were injured when some miscreants hurled some combustible substance on a Kashmir based truck last night at Udhampur while the driver of the truck escaped unhurt, Veeri said.

Not satisfied with the statement, all the opposition MLAs walked out from the Assembly.

Referring to yesterday's peace resolution passed by the House, Majid said the ray of hope was only visible in Kashmir and not in Jammu. Senior NC MLA A M Sagar said the BJP was provoking the situation in Jammu region.

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