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J&K hears echoes of #BeefBan in state assembly session; MLA holds up placard

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 October 2015, 13:42 IST

The first day of Jammu and Kashmir assembly's autumn session saw independent MLA Abdul Rashid haul the BJP-PDP government over coal on beef ban issue.

He accused the state government of carrying out RSS's agenda and asked Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to clarify his stand on beef ban in the state.

Further Rashid said that as J&K is a Muslim majority area one cannot allow RSS to dictate terms in the state.

While the assembly session was going on Rashid stood up holing a placard which read, 'no interference in religious affairs'.

Mubarak Gul, National Conference legislator, said that his party has submitted a bill to revoke ban on slaughter of bovine animals in the state.

"We will raise this issue in the ongoing session come what may. We have submitted bills in the both houses to decriminalize the bovine slaughter.'' he told a national daily.

Former CM Omar Abdullah also criticized the Speaker and said, " It is the Speaker, through his actions and words, who is not allowing the House to function. We have the most biased Speaker. This Speaker is biased, look at his statements. He is preventing functioning of the House, not us,"

First published: 5 October 2015, 13:46 IST