08, Oct 2015
Srinagar, October 8, 2015
At least seven BJP MLAs on Thursday thrashed independent legislator Engineer Rashid inside the Assembly for organising a beef party on Wednesday evening.
The incident took place immediately after the Assembly met around 10 a.m. to discuss bills, with bills on beef ban listed for the day, though down the order. Mr. Rashid was saved by ruling People’s Democratic Party and opposition National Conference legislators.
“They wanted to suffocate me,” alleged Mr. Rashid, adding “NC MLAs rescued him”.
Commenting on the incident, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said, “Whatever happened in the Assembly is condemnable.” He asked the BJP to apologise.