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Protests over Afzal resolution refuse to die in J&K

india Updated: Sep 30, 2011 11:03 IST
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There were protests outside the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Thursday ahead of clemency debate on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Earlier today, Parliament was adjourned for 15 minutes after ruling Congress members disrupted the proceedings on the issue of cross-voting by BJP MLAs during legislative council polls earlier this year.

The debate on Afzal Guru's clemency resolution was stalled on Wednesday following adjournment of the House.

Earlier, BJP leaders also protested in the House, demanding that the Speaker reveal the names of the people involved in the 2006 sex scandal while opposition Panthers Party demanded the dismissal of the government, saying its coalition partner Congress was protesting against its own government Jammu and Kashmir assembly Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone had recently said that the seven BJP MLAs, suspended by the party for cross-voting during the Legislative Council polls, will continue as members of the House till the High Court gives its verdict.

Seven BJP members were found to have voted against the party candidate during the Legislative Council elections. While senior leader and former Union minister Chaman Lal Gupta was expelled from the party, the other six MLAs were suspended. Gupta has moved the high court against his expulsion and disqualification notice sent by the party to the assembly.

(With inputs from PTI)