Speaker’s expunge-CM’s-remarks order illegal: Experts

Speaker’s expunge-CM’s-remarks order illegal: Experts

SRINAGAR: Speaker assembly Kavinder Gupta overstepped his brief by adjourning the legislature sine die after his order to expunge chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statement on Article 370 created pandemonium in the house, legal experts say. Former advocate general Ishaq Qadri told Kashmir Reader the speaker adjourned the house because “he had no answers to the […]

Blame game after adjournment

Blame game after adjournment

The government on Wednesday held Opposition responsible for the adjournment of the legislative assembly ahead of a week. The government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said opposition legislators who have been former ministers came to blows and assaulted the treasury benches and assembly staff. “In this atmosphere the house could not run its business.

Article 370: Thou shall not Speak Sine Die!

Article 370: Thou shall not Speak Sine Die!

In the tragicomic fallout and reaction to Mehbooba Mufti’s remarks in the Legislative Assembly wherein she had said that, ‘those opposing Article 370 were anti-national’, the Assembly morphed into a niggling and nit picking arena. The Speaker of the Assembly sought to expunge Mehbooba’s remarks and in the outrage that ensued, the Assembly was adjourned […]

From Martyr’s day to Monarch’s day

From Martyr’s day to Monarch’s day

By DR MUZAFFAR SHAHEEN   Passing of the bill in the Legislative Assembly for declaring the pre-independent Autocratic ruler of Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth day as holiday in the post-independent democratic era seems to be the prelude to a controversy. The question is: would the celebration of martyr’s day every year with official patronage […]

In assembly too, govt repeats old line on Kashmir Reader ban

In assembly too, govt repeats old line on Kashmir Reader ban

Srinagar: The ruling PDP-BJP government on Monday again did not specify the reasons for banning Kashmir Reader for three months and simply repeated District Magistrate’s orders that said the newspaper’s content “could have incited acts of violence and disturb public tranquillity”. Replying to a question by independent MLA Er Rashid, seeking reasons for ban on […]

It’s a ‘dangerous’ order: MLA Tarigami

It’s a ‘dangerous’ order: MLA Tarigami

SRINAGAR: Senior CPI(M) leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Monday staged walkout in state assembly in protest against the US President Donald Trump’s decision to ban people from seven Muslim nations from entering the United States. At the beginning of the session, Tarigami first time went into the well of the house and shouted […]

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