Congress launched strong protest in support of two adjournment Motions before both houses of the State Legislature – one on the issue of denial of adequate relief and rehabilitation to the people affected by last year’s devastating floods and another on the issue of imposition of Service Tax on the Pilgrims visiting Mata Vaishno Devi and other religious Shrines in the State. The Congress Members in both the houses raised the issue in the beginning when the proceedings in the respective Houses started and they pressed their Motions to seek Adjournment of the Business in each house in order to discuss these two issues of public importance upon which there is large scale discontentment and unrest amongst the people in the State. The Congress Legislators stood up to lodge their protest urging the Chair in their respective Houses to take up their Adjournment Motions and displayed the issues contained in their Motions which they demanded to be taken up for discussion immediately, Congress Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma stated this here today. Meanwhile, the Congress Members in the Legislative Assembly have submitted an Adjournment Motion for tomorrow to raise and discuss the issue of agitating Youth including Daily Wagers, Need Based Workers, ITI Workers and others who are holding protest and demonstrations on the roads for the past several weeks in support of their demands for regularization and regular payment of wages to the different categories of Youth working in different departments of State Government. The Congress has sought the Adjournment of the Business of the House in order to raise and discuss the issue of these agitating youths, being the matter of urgent public importance. In the Upper House an Adjournment Motions has been moved to discuss the issue of Public Distribution System in the State. There is a great resentment amongst the people over the faulty PDS and the failure of the Government to ensure proper and adequate supply of Ration to different parts of the State. The Congress Members would request the Chair to take up the Adjournment Motions in their respective Houses tomorrow, as they have submitted their respective Motions Monday.
2015 Kashmir Despatch