LC turns down resolution seeking deportation of Rohingya refugees

Leaving the government red faced, a BJP law maker walked out from the Legislative Council when a resolution seeking deportation of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refuges was turned down.
LC turns down resolution seeking deportation of Rohingya refugees

Leaving the government red faced, a BJP law maker walked out from the Legislative Council when a resolution seeking deportation of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refuges was turned down. 

As soon as the House started discussion on private members resolutions, BJP MLC Vibod Gupta stood on his seat and sought clarification from Chairman Haji Inayat Ali on rejection of emergency resolutions moved by him demanding deportation of Rohingya & Bangladeshi refugees and constitution of State Minority Commission.

"Sir, I want to know why my important resolution was rejected," he said.

On this, Chairman replied, "State can't constitute Minority Commission as matter is sub -judice".

"I agree that this matter may be sub -judice but why the Chair has rejected resolution on deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshi refugees" he said but nobody responded.

"It's our right to know on what basis Chair rejected the resolution," he shouted.

The Chairman responded by saying something which was not audible in press gallery, but it enraged the BJP MLC.

"This is very serious issue and you did not allow it for discussion," he said and added, "If a member does not get justice here then where he will go".

Chairman and member from treasury benches tried to pacify Vibod and someone said that refugees are central subject and state government has no right to intervene in it. Visibly upset by the remarks, Vibod said, "Don't make it a central government issue."

"We have our own constitution, own laws, we don't need anyone's approval to deport the refuges from Jammu and Kashmir," he said, adding, "It's clear violation of Article 370 and State Subject Law but unfortunately Chair is not sensing the seriousness of the  issue".

He requested Chairman to allow a discussion on the issue but the Chairman refused. 

Upon this, BJP lawmaker staged a token walkout.

While walking out, he said, "Its mockery of institution, there must have some justification for rejecting or accepting bills or resolutions."

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