Fresh Uproar in RS over Journalist Meeting Hafiz Saeed

For the second consecutive day, the reported meeting of a journalist considered close to RSS with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed disrupted proceedings in Rajya Sabha.

Published: 15th July 2014 12:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2014 12:30 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: For the second consecutive day, the reported meeting of a journalist considered close to RSS with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed disrupted proceedings in Rajya Sabha today, leading to two adjournments during Question Hour.   

Hafiz-Saeed.gifOpposition Congress was joined by members of SP and BSP in raising the issue of the journalist meeting with India's most wanted terrorist earlier this month.

Chairman Hamid Ansari said this issue was raised yesterday and the government has already replied.

Satyavrat Chaturvedi (Cong) said new facts have come to light since yesterday and the government must inform the country as to who facilitated the meeting and what was the Indian High Commission doing.

Ansari asked members to allow Question Hour to be taken up as Opposition raised slogans demanding arrest of the scribe.

"This is not fair," Ansari remarked before adjourning the House for 15 minutes.

When the House reassembled, similar scenes were witnessed with slogan-shouting opposition members moving to the aisles.

Ansari took up the first listed question and pleaded, "Please allow Question Hour to run."

With members not heeding to his pleas, Ansari adjourned the House till noon.


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