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Lok Sabha adjourned till noon over uproar on 1984 anti-Sikh riots verdict, SC's Rafale verdict

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The was adjourned till 12 pm on Tuesday after uproar over Supreme Court's verdict on Rafale and High Court's verdict on 1984 riots.

Overturning a lower court judgement, the High Court on Monday convicted in the 1984 riots case and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

During Monday's ruling, the bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel asked the 73-year-old former (MP) to surrender before December 31. The Court also directed him to not leave and levied a fine of Rs 5 lakh on him.

The case pertains to the murder of five Sikhs in the Delhi Cantonment area during the large-scale violence that occurred following the assassination of then on October 31, 1984. During four days of carnage, about 2,700 Sikhs were killed in the capital alone.

In 2013, the Karkardooma trial court had acquitted Kumar in the case and convicted five others. The appeal against the said order was filed by those convicted in the case, (CBI) and the family of victims.

Earlier in the day, MPs staged a protest outside the Parliament House, demanding 'special category status' for

was dressed up as a during the protest. He had earlier also dressed up as a magician, a woman, a washerman, a schoolboy, Narad Muni, among others.

Meanwhile, the MPs have given privilege motion notice to Secretary, a privilege motion against over the Rafale deal issue.

The privilege motion was moved by BJP MPs Sanjay Jaiswal, and

Earlier on Tuesday, two MPs, one each from and Communist Party of (CPI-M), gave adjournment motion notices in the over the Rafale issue.

CPI(M) and gave adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha, during the ongoing Winter Session of the Parliament, over Rafale deal issue pertaining to the Centre's decision to purchase 36 ready-to-fly jets from French company

Jakhar also gave an adjournment notice in Lok Sabha over Demonetisation.

AIADMK MPs staged a protest in Parliament premises against preparing a report for the proposed construction of a reservoir-cum-drinking water project at Mekedatu across the Tamil had written to seeking revocation of Centre's permission to

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First Published: Tue, December 18 2018. 11:45 IST
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