He was speaking during the autumn session of Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly.
He said that the PDP had played a trick to save the BJP-PDP coalition government in the Jammu and Kashmir state by moving Supreme Court over the beef ban.
SRINAGAR: Members of right wing BJP have led a murderous assault at Independent MLA Abdul Rashid from Langate constituency in Kashmir. The opposition has reportedly staged a walk-out as a result of the ruckus in the assembly.
Rashid had allegedly thrown a Beef party at MLA Hotel on Wednesday where beef kebabs, ‘ristas’ (meat balls) and beef patties, which has left the BJP counterparts miffed. The fight in the assembly went on to become physical with the MLA caught amidst the blows by BJP officials. As BJP MLAs assaulted him, several NC and Congress MLAs rushed to save him.
Rashid in return said that he did not want to hurt any sentiments by this move. The motive of the party was to make this clear that “no legislaor can stop anyone from eating what they want”. “The step was “just to give them (legislators) a clear message that it hardly makes any difference whether you accept or reject the bill… religious matters cannot be kept subservient to courts and assembly,” the MLA had said.
Commenting on the ruckus at the assembly, ex-CM Omar Abdullah said, what happened in the assembly today was “impossible to digest”