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Pandemonium in J-K House

PTI  Srinagar, August 26, 2014
First Published: 12:53 IST(26/8/2014) | Last Updated: 13:03 IST(26/8/2014)

Speaker of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly Mubarak Gul today disallowed the adjournment motion moved by Opposition PDP seeking discussion on withdrawal of cases against youth involved in stone pelting.

Amidst pandemonium, deputy speaker Sartaj Madni launched a scathing attack on Speaker's conduct of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly proceedings.

As soon as the house assembled, the PDP members rose to their feet and demanded suspension of the question hour and a ruling from the speaker on their motion.

After 40 minutes of pandemonium and slogan shouting, the speaker said he has disallowed the motion as it does not pertain to any recent event. "The motion does not pertain to any recent event. Arrests have taken place during your tenure too. The motion is disallowed," Gul said.

He said however a discussion can be held on the issue. Madni attacked the speaker's conduct following which the House was adjourned for 10 minutes. "There is pandemonium in the house for 45 minutes. They have raised an important issue. It is your discretion to allow or reject but you have to give a ruling. They (pointing towards treasury benches) are dictating to you," Madni charged.

Gul said he was not taking dictation from anyone. Law Minister Mir Saifullah said Madni should not have spoken the way he did as he was deputy speaker of the entire House and not of a particular party.

"There is no chair that can silence the voice of my conscience.You can keep it. I don't need it," Madni said.


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