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MLA marshalled out from Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for disruption

Jammu: Independent MLA Engineer Rashid was marshalled out of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Tuesday for disrupting its proceedings when he raised the issue of detention of a minor boy under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Kotlbalwal Jail and triggered ruckus in the House.

Rashid, who has been raising the issue for the past few days in the House, resorted to sloganeering against the state government and walked into well of House when the session started.

He charged the government with brow beating the teacher and family instead of releasing the boy.

Rashid alleged the state police have detained a teacher, who issued the school certificate of the minor.

Ignoring directions of Speaker Kavinder Gupta to sit on his chair and not to disturb other members of the House, Rashid continued to indulge in sloganeering.

The Speaker ordered the MLA be removed after repeated requests failed to calm him down. He was the marshalled out.

On Monday, Rashid submitted a school certificate of the boy that stated that the student was a minor and the Speaker asked the government into look into the matter.

Speaking to reporters, Rasheed alleged that the Headmaster has been detained and entire record had been seized and boy’s mother has been questioned. “Instead of releasing the minor boy they are using brute force to suppress the voice”, he charged.

PTI