Jammu, Mar 13: The Permanent Resident (Disqualification) Bill, which seeks to strip women of their right to property if they marry someone from outside the state, saw protests in the Jammu Kashmir assembly on Saturday, Mar 13.
Protesting against the bill, the opposition parties including Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP), Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) and Jammu State Morcha (JSM)
staged a walk out.
The private member's bill also seeks to disqualify women from getting government jobs and other privileges if they end up marrying an outsider.
BJP's Chaman Lal Gupta, who first voiced its objection against the bill saying that it discriminated against women, gained support from JKNPP and JSM members.
The members of these parites indulged in Slogan shoting and other forms protests for 20 minutes before staging a walk out.
"A bill which is aimed at amending the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be introduced in the Upper House. Every bill has to go through assembly for its passage," JKNPP leader Harshdev Singh said.