Lok Sabha adjourned briefly amid din over Muzaffarpur shelter home case
New Delhi, August 6
Lok Sabha proceedings were on Monday adjourned briefly as Congress and other Opposition members created a ruckus over the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur.During Zero Hour, Congress member Ranjeet Ranjan wanted to talk about the case and was allowed by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.After Ranjan, RJD member Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav also spoke about the same issue.The Speaker did not allow Opposition members to continue discussing the case, saying since it is already being probed by the CBI there was no need to discuss the issue every day.However, an agitated Ranjan walked into the Well and began speaking in a loud voice. A few minutes later, she also threw a book and some papers kept on the table of Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava.Ranjan demanded a reply from Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was present in the House.Later, a few Congress members and Narayan Yadav joined her in the Well. Holding placards, TDP members were already there as they sought to raise issues related to Andhra Pradesh.Amid the ruckus, the Speaker adjourned the proceedings for around 10 minutes till 1230 hours.The alleged sexual abuse of young girls at a state-funded shelter-home in Muzzafarpurr recently came to light following which 14 officials were suspended.Medical examination of 34 out of the 42 shelter home inmates has confirmed they were sexually exploited. The owner of the shelter home, run by NGO Seva Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti, Brajesh Thakur, is the main accused in the case.