BJP MLAs thrash independent MLA in J&K assembly

Srinagar, Oct 8 (IANS) Two ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs thrashed independent MLA Engineer Rashid in the state assembly on Thursday for hosting a beef party here the previous day.


Even before the speaker, Kavinder Gupta, could take his seat, BJP MLAs Gagan Bhagat and Rajeev Sharma pounced on Engineer Rashid and started thrashing him.

Opposition MLAs from the National Conference (NC) had to intervene to save Engineer Rashid.

Opposition leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah said what was witnessed in the house today was unprecedented.

“I am still unable to fully understand what happened in the assembly today (Thursday).”

“The speaker is the custodian of the house, but we want to know what the chief minister has to say on this most unfortunate incident,” Omar Abdullah said.

Omar said whatever Engineer Rashid had done did not provide BJP the right to carry out a murderous attack on him.

“We respect and understand the sentiments of other communities, but that does not mean we can resort to violence to settle scores.”

“Alcohol is prohibited in my religion. Consumption of pork is prohibited in my religion, but that does not mean I should attack everyone who consumes alcohol or pork,” he said.

Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said the incident to attack the MLA was condemnable.

“This house has high values of parliamentary conduct. Whatever has happened here is condemnable and I condemn it.”

“I request deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh (BJP) to stand up and apologise for the misconduct of the BJP MLAs,” Sayeed said.

Nirmal Singh said that whatever happened in the house was unfortunate and he disapproved of it, but added that what Engineer Rashid had done the previous day was “both condemnable and unfortunate”.

Since the deputy chief minister stopped short of issuing a clear apology in his statement, opposition NC, Congress, CPI M, member Yusuf Tarigami and other independents including Engineer Rashid and Hakeem Yaseen walked out of the house after which question hour started in the assembly.


  1. The Chaddi’s are getting more and more bold. Don’t they have the blessings of that Fascist org called the RSS? And then, we do happen to have a PM who finds his voice when he is OUT of India.

    Host a beef party and get beaten up – and that TOO in a J&K Assembly! S

    And then somebody wants to provide some 500K villages in India with low-cost/almost free internet! Well, ‘throw off’ the switch, and one can cut off the internet! Look at what has happened in J&K.

    With the majority mindset …. that MUCH much predates the 7th Century, what will these folks do with Internet?

    And then, we have the very curious case of a peculiar and particular Pravaadi – who has “spent time” both in Yumreeka and Akhanda Bharatha (which essentially means that he is neither here nor there – despite his sanctimonious ‘bhashanas’!). He keeps whinging and whining about India, but then, when somebody points out to the crap in his backyard in the land of the Free (ahem!), he is on the defensive!

    Truly – a man cannot have 2 masters! (Who said that? Mao Tse Tung, Dalai Lama or Mohan Bhagawatha…. I can’t remember. So, pl help me God. But then, the message is more imp than the messenger!).

    He is all for development! And with developments like these happening routinely, oh well……..


  3. Dear readers,

    Now RSS political wing BJP has proved they are equally good in communal politics inside as well as outside assemblies using using it as key subject for its own survival.

    The only identity of BJP to survive is caste,criminal,corruption and communal.The ‘development’ is just a ‘Jumbla’.

    This is the reason ‘black money’ is not brought back from Switzerland nor PM visiting their. There is 25% increase in communal voilence since Modi’s inception into center.The 16th Lok Sabha will have the highest number of MPs with criminal cases against them. According to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), which analysed the election affidavits filed before the Election Commission, 34 per cent of the new MPs face criminal charges. The percentage in 2009 and 2004 stood at 30 and 24 respectively.At least 14 ministers in Modi’s cabinet have criminal cases against them.Over a third of the BJP’s new MPs are facing criminal charges and over a fifth face serious criminal charges.

    Unfortunately 31% voters who opted for BJP for ‘development’, ‘corruption free’ and against ‘Gandhi dynasty’,changed democracy by electing one highest communal politics in the history of India which now referred as Hindustan to ‘Banistan’ by western world.

    Is is Modi’s way of ‘Good governance’ or ‘Gujarat model’?

    Jai hind

  4. Next time some representative of the Indian government brags about ” the world’s democracy” they should be informed of the behaviour of BJP MLAS. Indian politics under the BJP is mob barbarism.

  5. The Dadri lynching events will be taking place in different strength all across India. Human being are now trodden down by the animal kingdom due to the arrival of the BJP in New Delhi; thus straight away challenging the Creator’s creation format that the human beings as the superior beings of the creation and GOD gave them supreme authority over the animals and fish.

  6. I watched the video. It’s hard to tell who is hitting who!! Either way, these guys are immature thugs!! Having said that, we all know how there are different standards in our society. Any raama-dhooma fight gets national coverage when the individual involved is linked to sanathana dharma or RSS. If the individuals involved are associated with other groups, then the reports won’t even mention the names!! Very fair and balanced!! LOL

    For those who are acting as if assembly fights have never happened, here are a few links to refresh their rusting memory!

    Kerala Assmbly fight:

    AP Assmbly fight where members using really abusive, explicit language:

    TDP and TRS members fight at AP assembly:

    Finally, ready for this? Watch MLAs fight in Jammu Kashmeer assembly a few months back!! The same outrage wasn’t there back in March probably because the individuals involved in fight didn’t fit the secular narrative!!

  7. Where was your outrage when there was a massive brawl back in March? Here is a link to refresh your memory!!-Atheist Mr.Original Pai

    Sir,In Bihar BJP blame Nitish government for ‘Jungle Raj’.In contrast they prove themselves in J&K are from Jungles.

    My grand kids may be fascinated by Jungle book lost boy ‘Mowgli ‘.Now the whole nation had witnessed them acted like negative character ‘Sherkhan’.

    Jai Hind

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