Kashmir assembly to take up Afzal mercy plea Sep 28

September 17th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) The resolution seeking clemency for parliament attack convict Afzal Guru will be tabled in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Sep 28, an official said Saturday.

The resolution has been submitted to the assembly speaker by independent legislator Engineer Rashid. The draw of lots for the resolutions was conducted by the assembly secretariat in presence of the media here Saturday.

“The resolution submitted by Engineer Rashid, representing the Langate assembly constituency, was drawn as the second resolution from among the seven resolutions which would be tabled in the assembly.

“The resolution will now be tabled in the assembly Sep 28,” an official of the assembly secretariat said.

The decision to table the resolution in the state assembly seeking clemency for Afzal Guru was announced by Engineer Rashid here earlier this month.

The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has already said it will vote in favour of the resolution.

The ruling National Conference, as per the statement issued by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, will decide on the matter at its legislature party meet to be headed by patron Farooq Abdullah.

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