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We don't want to interfere in the foreign policy of our country, but the country has to think and understand, like (former Prime Minister) Vajpayee had, that Jammu and Kashmir is the biggest sufferer because of the animosity between the two countries, she said in a 49-minute address.

Sharma is not here on his own will, the NC leader said and wondered "how he would say he will talk to separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq or Yaseen Malik".

Accusing the government of killing civilians, while referring to yesterday's killing of 22-year-old in south Kashmir's Khudwani, Omar said that the slain had no gun. He said that the government's failure in securing the lives of civilians deflates narrative of conducting the Panchayat elections peacefully.

He said that at present there are one lakh people on the Srinagar-Anantnag highway protesting the killing and "instead of listening to them the government is showering pellets and bullets on them". "If I am responsible for one, how many are you responsible for?" Opposition leaders held up banners and disrupted question hour before walking out of the House.

Speaking in the Assembly, the opposition National Conference leader demanded that the government give a clarification on Sharma's mandate.

Former chief minister and leader of opposition-Omar Abdullah said that he will not listen to the speech of Chief Minister- Mehbooba Mufti over Kulgam killing, as she was supposed to come to the house in the first session to make statement on the civilian killing.

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The proceedings in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly began on a stormy note on Wednesday.

Soon after the statement, Omar Abdullah and other Opposition members staged a walkout.

"I regret to say so", he was quoted by Greater Kashmir.

The Opposition National Conference and Congress made a decision to boycott Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's speech in the Legislative Assembly on the Governor's address, accusing her of failing to make a statement on the issue of civilian killings raised by them in the House. As the upper house of the state legislature met for the day, NC and Congress members led by Ghulam Nabi Monga and Sajjad Kitchloo were up on their feet shouting slogans against the PDP-BJP coalition over its alleged failure to stop the killing of "innocents".

"Sharma is acting as a super chief minister".

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