JK News Today
Jammu, January 21
Independent MLA from Langate Engineer Abdul Rashid was suspended from the legislative Assembly for two days on Saturday after he caused uproar and disrupted proceedings of the House protesting against slapping of Public Safety Act on an aged person and a minor.
He sought to know the criterion for using such harsh laws against the elderly people as old as 86 years of age and a minor Sahil in Kot Bhalwal jail, near Jammu.
Deputy Speaker Nazir Gurezi asked the member to maintain order, as the MLA refused to relent, he was ordered to be suspended from the House for two days.
This is the first suspension of any M L A in the current budget session which began on January 2.
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