Srinagar: Blaming the Central Government for disruption of the debate over Afzal Guru’s clemency resolution in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday, Independent MLA from Langate Assembly constituency Engineer Rasheed said that New Delhi will have to pay the price for it in Kashmir.

Significantly, Rasheed had moved a clemency resolution on Afzal Guru in the Assembly, upon which discussion could not be held due to pandemonium created by the members of the Congress and BJP.

Rasheed said all the political parties in the state are playing in the hands of the Centre.  He added that Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone rescheduled the timing with the sole aim to curtail the duration of House.

“The Speaker had placed clemency resolution at number three in the list of business of the House on Wednesday,” informed the Independent MLA

“One discussion and five Call Attention motions were inserted in the business of the House to avoid discussion over the clemency resolution in the Assembly,” Rasheed charged adding that he astonished at the attitude of the National Congress and the PDP on the resolution.

Langate MLA said, “Withholding discussion on the resolution can have negative effects on the situation in Kashmir. Whatever happened today is against the very setting up of democracy.”

JPN/Bureau