The assembly on Saturday was also adjourned for 10 minutes soon after it met for the day

Watch Akbaruddin Owaisis mike muted while speaking on HCU issue in Telangana assemblyScreenshot from the video
news Rohith Vemula Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 14:04

Floor leader of Telangana Legislative Assembly and AIMIM member Akbaruddin Owaisi’s mike was muted briefly on Saturday when he raised the HCU issue in the assembly.

Owaisi wanted to know why the issue was being ignored. He said the issue itself and the demands should not be mixed. However, his exact demands could not be heard properly as the mike was muted at that point.

As soon as the mike was muted, immediately CM K Chandrasekhar Rao intervened and asked what exactly he wanted.

“Mr Owaisi, please tell me your point. As the leader of the house, I have the right to intervene. We didn’t want to mute your mike but I wanted to know your point.

‪Whatever you are saying its not correct. ‪Whatever you want, please tell me but don’t blame the government. Who stopped you from speaking? We are asking you to speak but please don’t blame the govt.

Deputy speaker please give the mike to the leader but they cannot speak whatever they want.”

The assembly on Saturday was also adjourned for 10 minutes soon after it met for the day, following demand by Opposition Congress for a debate on the ongoing unrest in Hyderabad Central University.

Congress members, who wore black stoles, sought a debate on the HCU issue.

Legislature affairs minister T Harish Rao, however, pointed out that it was decided in the Business Advisory Committee (BSA) to take up adjournment motion after the Question Hour.

The Congress members then trooped into the Well of the House insisting on taking up the issue, after which Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy adjourned the house for 10 minutes.

Telangana Congress has expressed solidarity with the protesting students of HCU and its president N Uttamkumar Reddy yesterday called on the students at a jail where they were lodged.

Reddy, who visited the students and teachers arrested on March 23 in connection with alleged attack on the VC's office the previous day, at the Cherlapally Prison in Hyderabad, had alleged that the Union and Telangana governments have adopted a dictatorial attitude towards the HCU students and are playing with their lives.

Yesterday, the family of deceased dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and the Congress demanded the immediate release of 25 students and two faculty members of HCU arrested in connection with the violence at the campus.

Here is the video:




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