Er Rasheed anguished at open ballot system
AFZAL GURU RESOLUTION
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Sep 10: The Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Langate Er Rasheed on Saturday expressed deep concern and anguish over the media reports that the resolution submitted by him to seek clemency for Parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru, would be selected for debate and discussion through belt system for the current assembly session.
In a statement here, Er Rasheed said, “The move is aimed to sabotage my resolution regarding amnesty to Afzal Guru. They want to do it to ensure that the resolution does not come up for discussion in the Assembly.”
MLA Langate said, “Chief Minister, Speaker, Law Minister, and leader of opposition are “pretending” that they favour the resolution and it would be taken up for the discussion. But by introducing the ballot system they have proved it otherwise. It seems they want to ensure that the said resolution is not discussed in the House.”
“Though balloting is a tradition adopted by Hon’ble speaker but seeing the sensitivity and graveness of the resolution he must keep it away from the balloting and take it up directly for the debate,” he said. “Constitution allows the Speaker to do so if he desires.”
Er Rasheed reminded the Speaker of his open commitment through media that the resolution would be discussed and debated in the house.
MLA Langate asked all the political parties especially NC and PDP not to succumb under pressure from New Delhi and “stop behaving like stooges.”
He expressed hope that they would rise to the occasion by taking stand based on justice and transparency.
Er Rasheed said that if Parliament can bring a resolution on the demands of Anna Hazare and Tamil Nadu can do it for the killers of Rajiv Ghandhi what is the need to adopt a different yard stick to his resolution regarding Afzal Guru.
Er Rasheed said that he would meet leaders of the all prominent political parties to seek their support to ensure that the resolution is tabled before the house without any excuse and then passed.
“I hope that political parties won’t play with the genuine sentiments and aspirations of the Kashmiri people and won’t do anything to erode the credibility of the house,” he added.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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