After media persons boycotted the assembly proceedings, the Jammu and Kashmir government issued an order, saying that the journalists could now carry their phones and cameras inside the House.
The order reads: “It has now been decided by the concerned authorities that the Journalists can carry Video/Still Cameras and Mobile Phones inside the Press Gallery of the Legislature for the coverage of the special session which recommenced here today on 4th July 2017.”
Earlier, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) president Muhammad Yasin Khan and many members of trade bodies have also been arrested ahead of the anti-GST protest.
A two-day special assembly session is in progress that is discussing and debating the implementation of GST in the state.
A special session of the Assembly had also been called on June 17, but it was adjourned sine die among Opposition attacks on the issue of civilian killings.