In Lesotho members of the parliament started throwing everything they could get their hands on, including furniture pieces and documents. The brawl was triggered by disputes about regulations for the wool and mohair industry. Opposition MPs demanded the minister for Small Business Development, Co-operatives and Marketing Chalane Phori to appear in parliament and got furious when they learned the minister would not attend. After the fight, people were singing and dancing in the middle of the vandalized assembly hall.
Haiti has no prime minister since March. Opposition MPs tried to block a scheduled vote on the nominee Fritz William Michel and his cabinet on 3rd September. They “threw chairs, desks, papers – anything they could find – on the lower chamber’s floor and doused some items with oil”. At the end the Chamber of Deputies approved Michel’s nomination in a late-night vote.
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.
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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.
“This happened yesterday in an attempt to stop the passing of a security bill. The opposition had listed a raft of complaints and being outnumbered, the only hope was to disrupt the national assembly from passing the laws on the house of parliament. The result, blows were traded, paper missiles thrown and the deputy speaker doused in water.”
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