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Jammu And Kashmir Assembly Staff Falls Unconscious After Ruckus In House

August 23 2017, 06:03 | Rex Rios

Jammu And Kashmir Assembly Staff Falls Unconscious After Ruckus In House

Ruckus in Jammu and Kashmir assembly over GST bill, Engineer Rasheed marshalled out

A watch and ward staff of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Tuesday fell unconscious during a scuffle between his colleagues and opposition MLAs after the Speaker issued orders for marshalling out Independent lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid from the House.

J&K, the only state which failed to meet the June 30 deadline for the GST roll-out, is likely to clear the legislation on the indirect tax regime during the ongoing special session of the Assembly.

While the assembly was discussing a resolution moved by the government for implementing Goods and Services Tax or GST in the state, Mr Rashid interrupted the proceedings.Then Peoples' Democratic Party or PDP legislator Javid Hassan Beig confronted Mr Rashid.

Meanwhile, Police detained several traders after they tried to march towards the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to protest the implementation of GST in the state in its present form.

Rashid further said, "The GST crisis has exposed Indian claims that Jammu and Kashmir is India's integral part".

An Official spokesman said here this morning that as has been conveyed to the Information Department by the authorities concerned, no journalist will be allowed to carry video, still camera or mobile inside the Press Gallery of the State Legislature for the coverage of the special session recommencing here today. However, the journalists ended the boycott after the Speaker apologised and allowed them to carry cameras inside the House. While the GST was implemented across the country on July 1, Opposition parties and Valley-based business community have opposed the GST fearing its implementation will compromise the residual financial and political autonomy of the state. I have told you that the GST will be implemented very soon.

Another NC leader, Devinder Singh Rana said the government was trying to shatter the idea of India, which is incomplete without the holistic idea of J&K, which has a special position under the Indian constitution.

Opposing the GST in its current form, Rana said that it would render the special status of the state. He also read out the provisional GST registration numbers of various businesses owned by Rana and his family.



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