Media-persons boycott Kashmir assembly proceedings; Rana says emergency declared to pass GST

Media-persons on Tuesday staged a walk-out from the press gallery of Jammu and Kashmir assembly after the government barred them from taking mobile phones and cameras inside the House.
Media-persons boycott Kashmir assembly proceedings; Rana says emergency declared to pass GST
Media-persons boycott assembly proceedings; Rana says emergency imposed to pass GST (File pic)

Media-persons on Tuesday staged a walk-out from the press gallery of Jammu and Kashmir assembly after the government barred them from taking mobile phones and cameras inside the House.

A special session of the assembly was reconvened today to discuss the implementation of the controversial Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.

Media-persons staged a walkout and decided to boycott the assembly proceedings after the government order asking them not to carry their mobile phones and cameras inside the House.

Meanwhile, Devender Rana of National Conference said that the government has declared emergency in the House to pass the GST bill.

Opposition parties, separatists, civil society and Kashmiri businessmen have been opposing the GST.

They say that the new tax law infringes on residual political autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir and its special powers to legislate on financial matters.

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