Uproar in JK House as Speaker disallows Article 35-A debate

Uproar in JK House as Speaker disallows Article 35-A debate

For the second consecutive day Tuesday, the J&K Assembly was rocked by protests after the Speaker Kavinder Gupta disallowed a discussion on Article 35 A which upholds special status of J&K.

Anti-beef ban bills sent to JK Home Ministry for nod

Anti-beef ban bills sent to JK Home Ministry for nod

The Legislative Assembly Secretariat Tuesday sent the anti-beef bills to state’s Home Ministry which has to take a stand on them in the House on Thursday, sources said.

For a while, House turns into ‘circus’

For a while, House turns into ‘circus’

Accusing the Speaker Kavinder Gupta of “muzzling” the voice of opposition parties, National Conference and Congress Tuesday held mock proceedings in the State Assembly with Mubarak Gul acting as their Speaker.

Opposition marshalled out from Upper House after pandemonium

The entire opposition was Tuesday marshalled out from the Legislative Council as they protested against the PDP-BJP government’s “failure” to protect Article 35 A of the Constitution of India and “irregularities” in issuance of new ration cards.

Sheikh was ‘King of Kashmir’, why didn’t he scrap beef law, asks Government

Defending the state government’s decision to approach the Supreme Court on the controversial beef issue, a senior minister Tuesday said the National Conference patriarch Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah was “King of Kashmir but still couldn’t scrap the law banning beef consumption in J&K.

Police ‘root cause of drug abuse’ in JK, says Minister

J&K’s Health Minister ChoudharyLal Singh Tuesday left the state police red-faced after blaming it for “being the root cause of drug abuse” in the state.

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