Jammu: Amidst the fate of West Pakistan Refugees hanging on tenterhooks, the opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly staged walkout over delay in granting them permanent citizenship in India. Accusing the state government of having a communal approach, the opposition parties like the BJP, Jammu and Kashmir national Panthers Party and Jammu State Morcha on Monday walkout of the house.

As soon as the Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone took his position in the house, the BJP MLAs raised on their feet and asked the government that if it had any solution to the problems of the migrants who have come there to find a solution to their pathetic condition. Nagrota BJP MLA Jugal Kishore said that the refugees have moved to Delhi in pursuit of the solution of their problems.

Another BJP MLA Pro Chamanlal Gupta asked the state government to recognize the refugees as the permanent residents of the state and grant them the status of the state subject. Some other legislators alleged that the refugees are Hindu Dalits which is the reason why the state government is overlooking their grievances. When they didn’t get any satisfying reply from the government, they staged walkout.