Ruckus in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over GST, staffer fall unconcious

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

GST in Jammu and Kashmir: In shocking scenes seen in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today, MLA Rasheed Engineer scuffled with marshalls who were trying to control the ruckus in the house, India Today TV and CNN News 18 reported. Speaker Kavinder Gupta, sensing the situation might get out of hand, told the assembly guard to escort out Mr Rashid from the house.However, the NC lawmakers including Altaf Wani, Abdul Majeed Bhat and Mohammad Akbar Lone prevented the assembly staff from removing Mr Rashid, prompting the speaker to adjourn the house till 2:30 pm.As the lawmakers were leaving, one of the assembly staff fell unconscious.

Police in Srinagar on Tuesday intervened to break a traders' sit-in against the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) outside the legislature complex.

The Jammu and Kashmir government has convened a special four-day session of the assembly to discuss the GST implementation which needs a constitutional amendment by the legislature so that the new tax regime is adopted in the state.

An official spokesman said only journalists without cameras, mobile phones and any sort of equipment, will be allowed to cover the House proceedings.

Bihar Grand Alliance is 'strong and stable', asserts Congress
Extending his support to the NDA's GST, he said, "We fully support the GST tax reform". We were not even aware of their castes.

Mirwaiz condemned the highhandedness of the state against the protesting traders and members of JKCC by arresting them and foiling their peaceful protest.He said it is deplorable that every move to raise our voice on any matter is met with force and repression.

"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.

Under the banner of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF), traders from different parts of the Valley, particularly Srinagar assembled outside high security Civil Secretariat area. "I can lynch you here", he said.

The independent MLA Er Sheikh Abdur Rashid also clashed with PDP's Javed Beig. An enraged Rashid tried to storm the Well of the House. The coalition government only says that they will amend the GST without coming out with details, he added.

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