J&K Assembly Speaker Admits Resolution On Amnesty For Afzal Guru12 September 2011
New Delhi: The Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly speaker has admitted a resolution seeking amnesty for the 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 today. Since 22 members have given resolutions, 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 apeaker is totally unnecessary, uncalled for and unwarranted'. On September 10, the MLA from Langate in Kupwara district had said 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 J&K Assembly will meet from September 26 for a week-long session.