No Provision For Voting On Seeking Afzal’s Body: Law Minister

KL Report


With speaker of the Assembly agreeing to admit the adjournment motion for discussion on the Afzal Guru execution in the lower house on Monday, the state government has made it clear that the floor will be open for the discussion only and there was no provision for voting under the motion for seeking the mortal remains of Guru from the union government.

However sources in the government maintained that Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah would use the opportunity to clear his position regarding the whole affair.

“This is just an adjournment motion which means the members of the house would express their views on the Afzal Guru episode,” Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Mir Saifullah told KNS on Saturday. He however made it clear that the nature of the motion does not allow any kind of voting whatsoever.

“This is a sensitive issue and has to be handled carefully. Resolutions submitted by members have been listed for March26, which is too early to talk about”, Mir said.

He however refused to give credit to the opposition PDP, saying it was the ruling National Conference which brought the adjournment motion first. “National conference represents the voice of people. PDP also represents a section of society, but the fact is that it was NC that brought the motion first,” Parliament Affairs Minister, said.

Meanwhile a senior minister from Congress said that some of the legislators of the party will also speak on the subject, but refused to comment in detail on the subject. “Yes, congress legislators will take part in the discussion.” the minister said.

In the meantime CPI (M) leader M Y Tarigami also said that admitting the motion would allow legislators to express their views on the situation that has risen aftermath of Guru’s execution.


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