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LS adjourns twice amid TRS protests over separate High Court

Budget Session

New Delhi:  Lok Sabha was adjourned twice today amid protests by TRS members demanding immediate creation of a High Court for Telangana, even as the government said the matter is pending before court.

As the House met for the day, the members started protesting and trooped into the Well with placards.

Amid the ruckus, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked the agitating members to go back to their seats and stop showing placards.

“Please don’t show all these things (placards)… They are not allowed,” Mahajan said and also cautioned that action could be taken against the members.

With the protests continuing, the House was adjourned during Question Hour, first for ten minutes and then again for 30 minutes till noon.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the government was in favour of setting up a High Court for Telangana but the matter was pending before the court.

“The government is in favour of a separate High Court for Telangana but a case is going on…,” he said.

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, which created Telangana, has a provision for a separate High Court in that state.

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