Kashmir assembly adjourns without taking up anti-beef ban bill

Srinagar: The anti-beef ban bill, which has put the PDP-BJP coalition government in a tight spot, could not be taken up in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today despite being listed for discussion.

The Assembly had its fair share of drama over the beef ban row earlier in the day with BJP MLAs assaulting Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid for hosting a beef party at the MLA hostel in the city yesterday.

As soon as the Speaker adjourned the House proceedings, Rashid, who had been camping in the well of the House for more than an hour, lunged towards the chair and snatched the papers on Gupta’s table.

The Independent MLA was whisked away by the marshals.

Speaker Kavinder Gupta adjourned the House for the day at 1.30 PM., the schedule followed in the Assembly during the current session which began on October 3.

Opposition National Conference members had sought extension of the timings in order to take up all the listed business, which included the controversial bill. (PTI)