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J&K Assembly protesters are expelled BJP MLA's supporters

Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, October 08, 2012
First Published: 13:34 IST(8/10/2012) | Last Updated: 13:38 IST(8/10/2012)

The three youth who created panic in the ongoing state assembly session in Srinagar, by jumping from the public gallery onto the floor of the House, have been identified as workers of an expelled BJP MLA's new political party Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Front.

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"This is not a place where you are supposed to hoist flags of your parties and let your members jump in the well of the house. I hold the people involved, that includes MLA Jagdish Raj Spolia, in contempt of the house and direct the secretariat to start an inquiry against the member," said assembly speaker Muhammad Akbar Lone, after preliminary investigation established the workers of Spolia's new party.

Three young men jumped onto the floor of assembly around 10:30 in the morning, triggering chaos and a rough chase from marshals.

Chief minister Omar Abdullah was present when the incident occurred. He tried to direct the marshals not to beat the youth but the CM's intervention failed to pacify security personnel.

The youth claimed that they were protesting against the non-implementation of employment scheme in the state.

The government is denying any breach of security as the boys made entry on valid passes.


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