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Sabarimala: Kerala Assembly disrupted for second day

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The Congress-led opposition UDF disrupted proceedings in Assembly for the second consecutive day Thursday demanding discussion on the row.

As soon as the day began, opposition members stood up from their seats and requested P Sreeramakrishnan to scrap the Question Hour.

A few opposition MLAs placed a black banner in front of the Speaker's podium which stated "lift the prohibitory orders and restrictions imposed in completely" and raised slogans.

With placards, they gathered in front of the Speaker's chamber, raising "protect Sabarimala" slogans and against Chief Minister

of Opposition demanded the to take up their notice for an adjournment motion over dearth of infrastructure facilities in and the difficulties faced by pilgrims there.

Sreeramakrishnan, however, said the 60-minute-long Question Hour was a slot to discuss issues of people and scrapping it would amount to "challenging" the general public.

"Entry of women into the in Sabarimala is a significant subject. But, we cannot go on discussing this topic only," the said.

"Let people all over the world see what you are doing. Did you not hear what the said yesterday?" he said.

Speaking at a function in Malappuram, P Sathasivam had said the members of the House need to keep in mind that the activities inside the house are being "watched" by people.

When the Question Hour began, opposition members went ahead with their sloganeering.

To a question by CPI's Muhammed Muhsin, gave a reply on the details of the September 28 verdict permitting women of all age groups into the hill shrine.

But as the opposition sloganeering continued and repeated requests to them to go back to their seats failed, a took up other businesses and adjourned the House for the day.

The opposition UDF had stalled on Wednesday as well.

The hill-top has been witnessing protests by devotees and right-wing activists against the CPI(M)-led LDF government's decision to implement the verdict of the top court.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 11:40 IST