Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly was adjourned for the day due to Sabarimala row. The opposition staged a protest in the well of the House asking for the withdrawal of Section 144 in Sabarimala. The opposition parties' MLAs protested by raising placards and shouted slogans around the Speaker’s dais.

The speaker had asked the opposition not to interrupt during the question hour session, but still they created problems and the question hour session was cancelled. The House was convened only for 23 minutes after which the Kerala Assembly speaker P Sreeramakrishnan adjourned the House for the day.

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It is reported that the opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had a meeting with speaker Sreeramakrishnan demanding that the government has to interrupt to end the strike of opposition MLAs. And to withdraw prohibitory orders from Sabarimala. 

Even though the speaker didn't give any assurance regarding this issue to the opposition. This led the opposition to protest today (December 10) in the Assembly. 

The reports also said that three UDF leaders are on hunger strike demanding the withdrawal of Section 144. On November 27, the UDF announced that they would continue to protest within and outside the Assembly until Section 144 is lifted.

MLAs PC George and O Rajagopal also walked out of the Assembly. They stormed out claiming no action was taken by the government to end the indefinite fast of BJP leader AN Radhakrishnan.

District collector PB Nooh on Saturday extended the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in and around Sabarimala till the midnight of December 12.

Section 144, which prohibits the gathering of over four people in an area, is in place in Nilakkal, Eluvankal, Sannidhanam, Pamba and Sabarimala.