Speaker disallows Er Rasheed’s Resolution on Maharaja’s Birth Day

KL News network


Rasheed being marshaled out in this file image.

The state legislative assembly speaker Kavinder Gupta disallowed the resolution moved by Er. Rasheed on Monday asking house to oppose the resolution passed by Legislative counsel, seeking holiday on eve of Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday.

“As soon as the house began its proceedings, Er. Rasheed asked speaker to put the resolution to vote however speaker said that he has disallowed the resolution,” reads his party statement.

It also reads, “Er Rasheed lodged strong protest against speaker’s decision and asked NC leader Omer Abdullah who was in the house to support the resolution. However NC members didn’t support the resolution and Er Rasheed lashed out at Omer asking him not to befool Kashmiri people by playing Sheikh Abdullah’s card. He told him while majority of Kashmiris do believe Sheikh Abdullah to be root cause of all problems the state has been facing since 1947 but NC just talks about one side of the coin by talking about Sheikh’s fights against Mahraja’s atrocities and cruelty. But now when Legislative counsel is trying to glorify Maharaja, it was duty of the house especially the NC Members to set record a right. However it is ironic that NC leaders do neither collect sincerity and wisdom nor courage to move the resolution but do keep a criminal silence over the resolution moved to oppose Counsel’s resolution.”

Er Rasheed has also came down heavily on PDP members for their claims that despite valley’s turmoil Jammu remained peaceful. Er Rasheed asked PDP leaders not to forget that six Muslims including Ishtiyaq Chowdhary, Mohammad Yaqoob, Zahid Ahmad a teen ager, a lady besides a Sikh youth were murdered during last two years in PDP’s regime in Jammu,  and alleged there were organised incidents of violence against Muslims from Kishtawar to Pir Panchal. He said, “Minorities of Jammu are mum only for the fact that their voice is being suppressed and they are forced to keep mum.”

Later Er Rasheed walked out of the house as a mark of protest against disallowing the resolution and termed the rejection of resolution without voting ‘murder of democratic traditions’.


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