New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Tuesday stalled the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha demanding release of "innocent" Muslim youth arrested on false terror charges across the country.

Soon after the House mourned the death of 110 people in a fire at a garment factory near Dhaka last month, Naresh Agrawal (SP) rose to say he has given a notice for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the issue.     

Chairman Hamid Ansari said the issue can be raised after Question Hour but SP members were unrelenting and started raising slogans. "Nirdosh Muslim ladko ko riha karo, riha karo (release innocent Muslim youth)," they shouted.     

As Ansari did not permit them to raise the matter, they rushed into the Well and kept chanting slogans. Within a few minutes of uproar, he adjourned the House till noon.   Earlier, when the House met for the day, Ansari referred to the Bangladesh factory fire and expressed deep condolence to the families of the bereaved.

"People of India stand by the people of Bangladesh in their hour of grief," he said after which the House observed a minutes silence.


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