Legislators of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday moved a fresh Adjournment Motion asking the speaker to suspending the normal business of the House to discuss the grave situation arising out of the fallout of the secretive execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru and public outrage on “continued silence of the State Government” on return of his mortal remains to his family.
The motion was moved under Rule-56 of Procedure and Conduct of Bussiness in J&K Legislative Assembly. The party has sought the adjournment of normal business of the House on March 2, 2013 to discuss the same.
Part held protest in the Legislative Assembly on Friday after Speaker, Mubarak Gul refused to accept the demand of the PDP on Thursday.
According to a party statement, PDP legislators repeatedly pleaded before the Speaker to accept their Motion and suspend Question Hour but their request was rejected by the Speaker.
“Instead of accepting motion of PDP, Speaker adjourned the House for half an hour. As soon as the House assembled again, PDP members again pressed for their demand of allowing discussion in the House on their Motion but the Speaker of the Assembly again adjourned the House without allowing discussion. PDP members were demanding that their Adjournment Motion should be accepted and government should allow discussion on this issue but later the Speaker adjourned the House for whole day without accepting demand of the party,” the party statement said.
Spokesman of the PDP Naeem Akthar has said that the part was serious about discussing the circumstances under which Afzal Guru was hanged secretly without allowing the opportunity to approach the Supreme Court after his mercy petition was rejected by the President of India. “The party wants to discuss the issue of deprived of the Afzal’s family of their legal rights including return of his mortal remains for proper last rites,” Akhatr said.