05/08/2019 1:22 PM IST

Article 370 Scrapped: PDP Lawmaker Tears Copy Of Constitution, His Own Clothes In Protest

MPs Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammad Fayaz also wore black bands earlier in the morning as a mark of protest.

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Even several political leaders in Kashmir remained under house arrest, two MP from the PDP protested in Parliament against the scrapping of Article 370 that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. 

PDP MP Mir Mohammad Fayaz was reportedly asked to leave the Rajya Sabha after he attempted to tear a copy of the constitution in protest. He also tore his own clothes as well after he was asked to leave the House by speaker Venkaiah Naidu.

Earlier in the day the two MPs — Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammad Fayaz — were seen protesting outside the Parliament against the complete shutdown of the Kashmir valley. They were wearing black bands and carried posters that read “war cannot bring peace,” and “we don’t need more violence to end violence”. 

Restriction were imposed across Kashmir from midnight on Monday ahead of Amit Shah’s announcement in the Rajya Sabha. Opposition leaders like Mehbooba Mufti, Sajjad Lone and Omar Abdullah were held under house arrest last night. 

Mobile internet services were shut down as well.