Indian Parliament Strongly Condemns Assault on Minister


New Delhi: Indian Parliament today strongly condemned the assault on ICC president and Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a public function in New Delhi.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Hamid Ansari both condemned the assault on Sharad Pawar.

Meira Kumar said, “the house strongly condemns the unfortunate incident of assault on the Agriculture Minister.”

The House “expresses its unequivocal disapproval of taking recourse to violent and undemocratic means to express disagreement,” she said.

Also Rajya Sabha too condemned the assault on Pawar.

As soon the Rajya Sabha met for the day early this morning Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the incident.

“I am sure the whole House will join me in condemning the assault” on Pawar, he said.

The union minister yesterday was slapped by a man at the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) centre in New Delhi. The incident occurred while he was leaving the premises after attending a literary function.

Meanwhile, the attacker a Sikh youth Harwinder Singh was charged with attempted suicide, assault and criminal intimidation and he has been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

Adil Akhzer is a young Journalist and editor, based in Srinagar India. Adil writes stories about items of interest in New Delhi and Kashmir.