Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon

New Delhi, Aug 7: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed ruckus over an alleged sex racket being run at a shelter home for women in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria district district forcing the Chair to adjourn the House till 12 noon.

As soon as papers and statements were laid on the table and Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu made some observations regarding conduct of members, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Sanjay Singh was on his feet.

He wanted to raise the issue of Deoria incident but was not allowed.

Singh was supported by Samajwadi Party members, all wearing the party’s traditional red cap.

Naidu warned Singh for his conduct.

This is not the way. I will name you, Naidu said.

But Singh didn’t relent and went on with his protest.

The Chairman then adjourned the house till 12 noon.

In a chilling similarity to the Muzaffarpur shelter home case in Bihar, 24 girls were rescued from the shelter in Deoria late Sunday after one of them told the police that they were being sexually abused.

The opposition parties also protested near Mahatma Gandhi’s statue over the issue in the parliament premises before the house assembled.

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