J&K Speaker admits resolution on amnesty for Guru

The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker has admitted a resolution seeking amnesty for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative
Assembly Speaker has admitted a resolution seeking amnesty for
Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

"Of the 39 resolutions received, the Speaker has
admitted 35 including that of Independent MLA Abdul Rasheed
seeking amnesty for Afzal Guru," a spokesperson of the
Assembly Secretariat said in a statement here today.

Since 22 members have given resolutions, therefore, only
22 resolutions will go for balloting as per rules and seven
will be taken up in the ensuing session, he said.
On the allegation of sabotage levelled by Rasheed, the
spokesperson said "attributing certain things to the
institution of the Speaker is totally unnecessary, uncalled
for and unwarranted".

On September 10, the MLA from Langate in Kupwara district
had alleged there are reports that his resolution would be
selected for debate and discussion through ballot system.
"The move is nothing but to ensure that the resolution
regarding amnesty to Guru be sabotaged and not taken up for
discussion in the House," Rasheed had said in a statement.

"If Parliament can bring a resolution on the demands of
Anna Hazare and Tamil Nadu can do it for the killers of Rajiv
Gandhi, what is the need for adopting a different yardstick on
the resolution regarding Guru?" he had asked.

The JK Assembly will meet from September 26 for a week-
long session.

PTI

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