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Kerala Assembly adjourned as Oppn protests over Sabarimala issue

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The Congress-led opposition UDF disrupted proceedings in the Assembly Friday, demanding discussion on the temple issue, leading to an early of the House.

UDF MLAs entered the House carrying black banners and sought withdrawal of police restrictions at

Today's session, which began at 9 AM lasted only 18 minutes after P Sreeramakrishnan decided to adjourn proceedings due to Opposition protest.

The told protesters that the matter was already taken up by the House earlier and the had given a reply.

of Opposition had Thursday informed the House that three of his party MLAs were on a sit-in protest inside the over the issue and his party was ready for a compromise talk inside the Speaker's chamber.

"We had yesterday informed the House that we were ready for a compromise talk with the government inside the Speaker's chamber.

However, it seems like the government is not keen on solving the issue," Chennithala told reporters Friday.

Three UDF MLAs - V S Sivakumar of Congress, Parakkal Abdullah of IUML and N Jayaraj of (M) - are on an indefinite satyagraha outside the since December 3 demanding withdrawal of prohibitory orders in and around Sabarimala.

However, the High Court had Thursday said police restrictions and prohibitory orders were not affecting devotees.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 14:15 IST