NEW DELHI, Aug 13 � The Lok Sabha was today adjourned following loud protest by Shiv Sena and BJP over violence in Mumbai in the aftermath of ethnic riots in BTAD areas.
Raising the issue of Assam violence leading trouble in Mumbai during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Anand Gette charged that in the name of religious community, terror was being perpetuated. After loud protest by the MPs, the Speaker adjourned the House. At 2 pm, as Lok Sabha re-assembled for business, Members again raked up the issue and soon the House was adjourned for the day.
The Shiv Sena MP wondered why permission was given when the State Government knew that a huge crowd was expected. He alleged media and police personnel were attacked without any provocation. Soon, other Shiv Sena MPs joined in with some MPs displaying newspaper photos of the destructions.
Amidst interruptions, Gette charged that the State Government and the Centre was silent, alleging inflammatory SMS were sent to provoke public anger and urging them to agitate.
Meanwhile, expressing concern over the attacks on people hailing from the North-East being reported from different parts of the country, sources in the Home Ministry said that over 100 persons are likely to be arrested by the police in Maharashtra.
Sources said that they looking in the conspiracy angle, as reports suggest that armed men in a truck landed at the venue and started resorted to violence targeting first the media vans and then the police.