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Manic Monday: Uproar in Lok Sabha, House adjourned

BJP and Shiv Sena MPs disrupted proceedings in Lok Sabha to protest a rally in Mumbai against the ethnic violence in Assam turning violent last week.

delhi Updated: Aug 14, 2012 00:14 IST
Hindustan Times

Mumbai violence: Sena, BJP stall house

*BJP and Shiv Sena MPs disrupted proceedings in Lok Sabha to protest a rally in Mumbai against the ethnic violence in Assam turning violent last week.

*Trouble started during Zero Hour with Shiv Sena members waving copies of party mouthpiece Saamna that alleged that the violence was caused by ‘fanatic jehadis’.

*They were supported by the BJP MPs, who joined their allies to demand dismissal of the Prithviraj Chavan government.

*Government sources later said some political leaders were being probed for their role in the Mumbai protests.

*Sources said Centre did anticipate anger in minorities following the Assam violence and advised states to “reach out” to them.


Hindus return: govt to talk to Pak?

*The issue of the “persecution of Hindus in Pakistan” agitated members in Lok Sabha on Monday with many of them asking the central government to take up the matter immediately

*External affairs minister SM Krishna, who will visit Pakistan from September 7 to 9, is expected to take up the issue there

*Members of BJP, BJD and SP referred to instances of growing violence and harassment of minorities in Pakistan and demanded that Parliament should adopt a resolution condemning it

*The concern was voiced in the wake of around 150 Hindus crossing over to India from Pakistan via the Attari border on Sunday due to alleged harassment in Sindh province.

First Published: Aug 14, 2012 00:13 IST