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Minor girl’s murder rocks J-K assembly

IANS | Jammu |

The proceedings of Jammu and Kashmir assembly were married on Thursday after the opposition created an uproar over the murder of a minor girl in Kathua district.

As soon as the assembly started proceedings of the day, opposition National Conference (NC) and the Congress legislators stood up agitating against the murder of 8-year-old girl belonging to a nomad ‘Bakerwal’ (goatherd) family in Kathua district.

The girl had reportedly been abducted a week back and her body was found on Wednesday from Hira Nagar.

NC and Congress MLAs alleged that minorities were not safe in the Jammu region and that the police had made no effort to trace the girl after she was abducted.

Abdul Rehman Veeri, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, said a special team had been constituted to investigate the murder.

Not satisfied with the Minister’s reply, the opposition walked out of the house, shouting slogans against the government.