Srinagar: Several ruling coalition and opposition legislators Monday disrupted the proceedings of the Legislative Council for several minutes over the last minute omission of a resolution seeking condemnation of the presence of the Chinese army in Gilgit and Baltistan areas.
As soon as the proceedings started, BJP legislator Ramesh Arora stood up, carrying a few books in his hand, claiming he has “extensively studied” the issue and that the Chinese army has been extracting Uranium in Ladakh.
Arora’s resolution seeking a debate was supported by several BJP members, National Conference and Congress. The chairman failed to calm down the legislators even after repeated attempts.
Arora sought chairman Anayat Ali’s permission for having a debate on “how and why the Chinese army is stealing Uranium from the Indian territories”. The chairman rejected the resolution on the ground that he “lack details and has not yet received a proper reply from the government”.
Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Law & Justice Abdul Haq Khan ridiculed the resolution and asked legislators not to discuss such issues in the House.
“This is not desirable to discuss issues pertaining to Defence, foreign and international relations in this house. Let these issues discussed by appropriate departments, we cannot discuss them,” Haq Khan told the agitating legislators.
When the Question Hour session ended, the protesting legislators once again created ruckus over the issue, which lasted for several minutes.
In the meantime, Surinder Ambardar of BJP faced awkward situation when he requested the chairman that he should defer the “question” without realising a resolution is actually being discussed.
“Ambardar sahab before protesting you should verify what is being discussed,” the legislator was told by the chairman.
After 15 minutes, the House finally resumed once again and started discussing other resolutions scheduled for the day.