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Opp stages walkout from Assembly for ‘cane charging’ employees

JAMMU: Opposition National Conference and Congress today staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly in protest against “cane charge and tear gas shelling” on protesting employees, belonging to scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste communities here.

They demanded fulfillment of the demand of reservation in the promotions of the employees belonging to SC and ST.

The issue was raised as a point of order in the Assembly during discussion on the grants of Home Department by Congress MLA Aijaz Ahmed Khan but there was no response from the Government, forcing the members of NC and Congress to resort to protests and walk into the Well of the House amid raising of slogans.

On this, former chief minister Omar Abdullah intervened and asked Speaker Kavinder Gupta to listen to the members point of order over the issue. (AGENCIES)

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