Lawmakers dishonoring chair, says Dy Speaker; ‘media should report responsibly’

Aakash Hassan

Jammu

Amid the uproar and ruckus in the proceedings of the assembly during the ongoing budget session, Deputy Speaker Nazir Gurezi Tuesday said the chair is being “dishonored”.

“You are dishonoring the chair and this will never be tolerated,” he said, citing that “improper” language was being used by the members in the house.

“I am shocked that words like ‘Papu pass hogaya’ are used after a minister presents grants” in the house, he said, “It is because of the blood of Sheikh sahab that honor of the chair has been maintained.”

Warning the legislators, he said, “I will never tolerate this indiscipline and abusive language in the house and will make sure that action is taken against those who use unparliamentarily language.”

Pertinent to mention, MLA Banihal, Vikar Rasool Wani on Monday had accused Gurezi of not giving him sufficient time.

“Whenever I speak you cut me short,” he said alleging that this is being done over some “personal bias.”

Supporting the deputy speakers remarks, MLA Inderwal and senior congress leader GM Saroori said, “We apologize if improper language was used here.”

The Chair must be respected, Saroori said.

He was also supported by NC legislators, including Mian Altaf, saying that any inappropriate word used here must be ex-punched.

MLA Karnah, Raja Mazoor while condemning the behavior of some legislators said, “We thought we would learn here, but here is a system that whosoever makes uproar in the house appears on TV”.

Minister for Law & Justice Abdul Haq Khan while accusing the media of gioving hype to some issues, said, “This house is of the best people who are experienced. We learn from here but the news that comes out is hype.”

“Press is dong responsible job but there should be directions of improvement,” he said while asking Dy Speaker to pass same directions.

While addressing press gallery, Gurezi said that Press should take this matter into consideration and preference should not be given to only those who create uproar in the house.

“There are issues but developmental issues should also be given space,” he said, “You are pillar of our democracy.”

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