Out of competition and not a fight between memebers of parliament: Violence broke out in Macedonia’s Parliament on Thursday after an ethnic Albanian MP was elected speaker. The move sparked outrage from nationalists. Hundreds of angry pro-government protesters surrounded and stormed the Parliament building demanding new elections. Macedonia is a former republic of Yugoslavia.
Jammu & Kashmir assembly was on Wednesday rocked by unprecedented violent protests during which furniture was damaged and mikes were uprooted by opposition members who demanded that chief minister Mehbooba Mufti clarify her stand on her remarks on Article 370, forcing the speaker to adjourn the House.
As the House assembled this morning, leader of the opposition Omar Abdullah sought clarification from speaker Kavinder Gupta on whether he had checked the records of the proceedings connected with the chief minister’s statement and expunged her remarks on Article 370.
“I want to ask whether you have expunged the remarks. Have you gone through the records,” Omar asked.
“When will the chief minister give her statement on the floor of House to clarify her stand on her remark. At what time she is going to give her statement,” he questioned.
The speaker said he has gone through the records and the chief minister did not mean what has been said over her remarks.
On this, National Conference and Congress trooped into the Well of the House, raising slogans against the government and the speaker, demanding that the chief minister make a statement on the floor of the House.
Some of the members were seen protesting on the tables and furniture and mikes were uprooted during the protests. Chairs were thrown, papers were torn and thrown in the Well as anti-government, anti-BJP, anti-speaker and anti-RSS slogans were raised.
Some of the members virtually came close to clashing with Lal Singh, a minister of the ruling coalition, however, the marshals and watch and ward staff prevented it.
Lawmakers in the Turkish parliament have once more engaged in a fistfight over a controversial government proposal for stripping the legislators of their immunity from prosecution.
Television broadcasts showed Monday lawmakers hurling water bottles and other objects across a hall where members of the constitutional committee of the Turkish parliament were meeting to discuss a government-backed proposal to strip MPs of their immunity from prosecution.
The main brawl was between lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and those from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democracy Party (HDP).
AKP’s proposal, which has stirred huge controversy in the media, could pave the way for the trial of several pro-Kurdish legislators on terror-related charges. It came after AKP’s main figure, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accused HDP of being an arm of the outlawed Kurdish militants.
Opposition politicians in Nepal threw chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker during a violent general strike in Nepal on Tuesday that was aimed at blocking the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.
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