New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm after Opposition uproar over alleged police action on protesting JNU students in the national capital and detention of political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir.
Soon after the House met for the day, Left and other Opposition party members raised the two issues.
Around 100 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students were detained and some were injured when police allegedly baton-charged protesters as they marched towards Parliament on Monday, demanding a total rollback of the hostel fee hike.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said the adjournment notices received from members do not warrant setting aside the listed business of the day.
"You will be disturbing the entire House. That is not a matter to adjourn business," he said and warned members that he would be forced to adjourn proceedings if they continued protests.
But the members were unrelenting and continued to raise the issues from their seats.
Naidu called for Zero Hour mentions but with opposition members unrelenting, he adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm.
After Row, Naidu Order Review of Marshal Uniforms
After an uproar by ex-Army officials and Opposition leaders over the new military-style uniforms of marshals in Rajya Sabha, as opposed to Indian style bandhgala coats with turbans, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday ordered a review of the new uniform.
On Monday, when Rajya Sabha began its first day of the Winter Session, it was Congress MP, Jairam Ramesh, who drew attention to the change in uniforms of the marhsals, who looked like Army personnel in dark navy blue and olive green military-style outfits with caps.
"Are you imposing Martial Law?", Ramesh asked, to which Naidu asked the Congress member not to raise such an insignificant query.
Later former Army chief, Gen V P Malik, also expressed his displeasure over the uniform, and tweeted: "Copying and wearing of military uniforms by non military personnel is illegal and a security hazard. I hope @VPSecretariat, @RajyaSabha & @rajnathsingh ji will take early action," VP Malik's tweet read.
On Tuesday, while ordering a review of the uniform, Naidu said that there had been some suggestions and comments by politicians and well-meaning individuals which is why "I have decided to ask the Secretariat to revisit the same.”