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Jammu And Kashmir Assembly Staff Falls Unconscious After Ruckus In House

Jammu And Kashmir Assembly Staff Falls Unconscious After Ruckus In House

The Jammu and Kashmir assembly witnessed ruckus over the passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on Tuesday with Opposition parties accusing the PDP-BJP government of fiddling with State's special status, which is enshrined in the Article 370 of the Constitution.

Jammu and Kashmir is the only state which is yet to implement the GST, which came into force in the rest of the country on July 1. As the situation went out of hand, Speaker adjourned the Assembly till 2:30 pm.

When the proceedings for discussion of the resolution started, the Opposition created uproar after seeing empty media gallery and protested against the government for banning electronic media, cameras and mobile phone of journalists. Find us on Facebook too!

"We are on brink of history and posterity will judge us all on what we say today while we are here to safeguard the special status of J&K", he said. I have told you that the GST will be implemented very soon.

The opposition parties including the NC, Congress and Independents said they were not against the GST per se, but were against the adoption of Amendment 101 in its present form. "GST would only ensure prosperity for the consumers, traders and businessmen in the Valley". I know all your shady businesses.

Irked by the repeated disruptions, PDP MLA Javid Hassan Beig entered into a heated argument with Mr. Rashid. The MLA also clashed with the marshal, who tried to evict him from the house on the orders of Speaker. However, members of the BJP continued to protest.

Jammu and Kashmir Coordination Committee - an amalgam of trade bodies and civil society - has called for Kashmir Bandh on Wednesday to protest against the police action against the traders and civil society members.

"We will continue to raise our voice even if the government puts curbs on us".

APHC leader said that unless the grave apprehensions and serious concerns raised by the JKCC with regard to the manner and motive of the law being implemented here is satisfied, any attempt to implement the law will be met with stiff resistance by the leadership and people.