Targami, Yasin prefer silence on beef ban

Contrary to their earlier demand for a discussion on the controversial beef ban issue, CPI-M legislator Muhammad Yusuf
Targami, Yasin prefer silence on beef ban
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Contrary to their earlier demand for a discussion on the controversial beef ban issue, CPI-M legislator Muhammad Yusuf 

Targami and Peoples Democratic Front Chairman Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen didn't speak on the matter in the State Assembly on Monday. 

The two legislators remained seated silently at their places amid din in the House created by National Conference and Congress over different issues, including the beef ban. Targami had earlier moved a bill seeking the ban on sale of beef and cow slaughter should be revoked. Today, when the Speaker Kavinder Gupta disallowed an adjournment motion moved by the two members, they didn't react.

The two members instead kept silently watching the proceedings which were frequently disrupted by NC, Congress and independent MLA Er Abdur Rashid, forcing the Speaker to suspend the proceedings repeatedly. In the Motion, they had sought discussion on the situation that has arisen out of enforcement of the ban on slaughter of bovines.

The second largest opposition party Congress, too, preferred silence on the beef ban issue, though it raised the issue of rehabilitation of flood victims.

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