Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, which met for the 10-day autumn session on Monday, adopted a unanimous resolution condemning a film deemed offensive to Islam and asked the Centre to take up the matter with Washington.

Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani requested the Chairman of the council Amrit Malhotra to adopt a resolution, condemning the anti-Islam film and also include slain panchayat members and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh in the obituary references.

Asking the Centre to take up the matter of the controversial film with the US, where it was made, the Council adopted a unanimous resolution condemning the film.

On the first day of the session, the council members also paid rich tributes to former speaker of the state assembly Malik Mohiuddin, former MLC Sardar Paira Singh and former Union Minister Deshmukh.

Speaking on the obituary references, Minister for Medical Education and Sports R S Chib, who is the leader of the House, condemned the killings of Panchayat members and termed these as "brutal and inhuman."

Before adjourning for the day, the Council observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the former Union Minister, the former legislators and the Panchayat members by suspected militants.


(Agencies)

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