Raising the voice against the continuous imposition of shutdown in Srinagar, Trinamool Congress members moved an adjournment motion notice in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Srinagar has been put under heavy restrictions since the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had repealed Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre had also bifurcated the former state into two UTs – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh with effect from October 31, 2019.
To ensure the smooth transition of the status in the region, the Union government had cut phone lines and the internet was blocked in the area. Many political figures of the region were also put under house arrest on the grounds of “national security“. The movement of citizens was also withdrawn under Section 144.
Previously, the members of the Trinamool Congress have also moved an adjournment motion in the House over the issue of NRC (National Register of Citizens) on Thursday. Presently, the parliament is conducting business for its winter session which commenced on November 18. The session will continue till December 13.
It is an important provision in the parliamentary democracy to draw the attention of Lok Sabha to a recent matter of urgent public importance. It needs the support of at least 50 members. The motion has to be concerned about the matter of definite and urgent public importance.