Opposition People Democratic Party staged a walkout from the legislative assembly during Question Hour in protest over expulsion of 130 Kashmiri students by a university in Uttar Pradesh for their celebration after Pakistan cricket team’s victory against India.
Uproarious scenes marked the proceedings as the House assembled in the morning, with PDP MLAs on their feet demanding withdrawal of police FIR against expelled students.
They also sought UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s intervention to ensure cancellation of their expulsion order and their safety on the campus.
However, as the Speaker did not allow them to speak on the issue, they staged a walkout from the House.
Later, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said, “Haven’t in the past our leaders clapped and appreciated performance of rival team?”
Former Apple executive and Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri has also been included in the spokespersons’ list.