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Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 2 pm

The Opposition created an uproar over the detention of Jammu and Kashmir politicians as well as the alleged police action on protesting JNU students

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 19.11.19, 12:17 PM
  • Updated 19.11.19, 12:17 PM
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Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu called for Zero Hour mentions but with the Opposition members' continued protests, he adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm. PTI

Rajya Sabha proceedings on Tuesday were adjourned till 2 pm after the Opposition created an uproar over the alleged police action on protesting JNU students in the national capital and detention of political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir.

Soon after the House met for the day, the Left and other Opposition parties raised the two issues.

Around 100 JNU students were detained and some were injured when police allegedly baton-charged protesters as they marched towards Parliament on Monday, demanding a total rollback of the hostel fee hike.

Vice-President and chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said the adjournment notices received from the members do not warrant setting aside the listed business of the day.

"You will be disturbing the entire House. That is not a matter to adjourn the business," he said and warned the protesting members that he would be forced to adjourn proceedings if they continued their protests.

But the members were unrelenting and continued to raise the issues from their seats.

Naidu called for Zero Hour mentions but with the Opposition members not backing down, he adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm.

Earlier, the House mourned the death of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who Naidu described as a "true friend of India" and one of the tallest world leaders.

Mugabe died on September 6 at the age of 95.

The House also congratulated Abhijit Banerjee for winning the Nobel Price for Economics.

Naidu said Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the prestigious award for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.

Banerjee winning the Nobel is indeed a matter of great pride for India, he said.