"Law and order has collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir and the state government has failed to control the situation. I demand that the state government be dismissed and President's rule be imposed," Mayawati said, while speaking in the Rajya Sabha.

Mayawati said she had no trust in the judicial probe ordered by the state government, and demanded a high-level inquiry under the Central Government.

"The Central Government should interfere, and a report should be lodged against home minister Kichloo (Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo), who was in Kishtwar at the time of the clashes and failed to control the situation," she said.

However, the Samajwadi Party defended the Jammu and Kashmir government by saying that the state Chief Minister should not be sacked because of the communal violence in the state.

"The state alone cannot manage the situation. But dismissing the (state) government is not a solution either. But central forces will have to be put to action so that terrorists cannot come in to our territory and make the situation worse," Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told the Rajya Sabha.

Expressing concern over the situation, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury said the violence was not a localized problem.


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