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Indian MLA suspended for telecasting speech on Facebook Live from assembly

ASSAM: An Indian parliamentarian was suspended for three days for using Facebook Live to telecast his speech from inside the House.

Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami suspended Member Legislative Assembly (MLA) Aminul Islam for three days for making his live speech on the social networking website.

“Aminul Islam is suspended till February 8. I request Islam to leave the House immediately,” Goswami said in presence of the AIUDF member. “It is a matter of great regret. The Ethics Committee recommended suspension of the member for a specific period during the current session. I have accepted its recommendation,” he said.

Islam, who left the House after the ruling, had used the social media platform on Friday during post-lunch session while the House was discussing a private member’s resolution over timely solution to the illegal immigration problem.

The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) member later told the media outside that he had committed a mistake and accepted the verdict. “(But) At the same time, I also demand that entire proceedings of the Assembly be telecast live. People are demanding that as we are their representatives, they should see our all activities inside the House,” Islam said.

 

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