New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) The Lok Sabha was briefly adjourned today amid ruckus created by members from Orissa and Tamil Nadu soon after External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee informed the House that exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen will be provided shelter in India.
While members from Orissa, mostly of BJD, marched to the well of the House to demand that discussion on mineral policy be taken up, those from Tamil Nadu came to the well protesting recommendation of a Parliamentary panel on the use of only Hindi in the higher judiciary, including the Supreme Court and High Courts.
Earlier, BJP deputy leader V K Malhotra also sought discussion on the Nasreen issue wondering where she was being kept or if she was safe.
When repeated pleas of Speaker Somnath Chatterjee failed to calm the House, he adjourned it for 18 minutes till 1230 hrs.
Amid the uproar, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mani Shankar Aiyar tabled a statement on status of implemtation of HRD Ministry's standing committee's reports pertaining to his ministry.