Parliament Monsoon Session Day 3: Opposition corners Govt On Mob lynching, Farmers’ issues

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New Delhi, July 19 : The third day of parliament’s Monsoon session began on a noisy note as expected, both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha also temporarily adjourned following the ruckus created by the members.

Earlier in a day Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house till 12 noon, while Rajya Sabha also adjourned for 10 minutes after opposition raised slogans saying “Killing in the name of cow protection won’t be allowed.”

In Lok Sabha, the agricultural crises are being discussed, while in Rajya Sabha mob lynching incidents.

The House had also witnessed repeated adjournments on Day 3 of monsoon session as Opposition members raised slogans against the government over several incidents concerning the Dalits.

The Opposition has identified ranges of issues to corner the Modi government over range of issues.including lynchings, the standoff with China, farmer suicides, terror attack on Amarnath yatris, use of CBI and ED to “target” Opposition leaders and after effects of GST and demonetisation.

Here are the updates :

  • Both the houses adjourned till July 20.
  • Today Lok Sabha passed Indian Institute of Information and Technology bill.
  • While Chairperson Kurien asked BSP Chief to reconsider her decision as its was simple matter of communication gap and nothing else.
  • Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson clarified the issue over ruckus created yesterday due to which Mayawati submitted her resignation
  • On Demonestisation he said, its a man made disaster.
  • In lower house Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia raised matter of  farmer suicides. Said inflation had highly impacted farmers since fertilizers, seeds, and everything is costlier. Accused  the centre of being “insensitive”.
  • Referring to examples from history such as the Ku Klux Klan, Yechury asked  for a ban on vigilante groups and private armies.
  • CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury also spoke on lynching instances.
  • Later, Agarwal raised issues related to cow vigilantes.
  • Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Kurien directed everyone that whatever has been expunged should not be reported by any means be it print or TV mediaTMC leader Derek O’ Brien said remarks already stormed into social media.
  • After, Rajya Sabha resumed, Agarwal apologised for his remarks.
  • Ruckus created in the Upper House after Naresh Agarwal qouted a couplet claiming  it was written by Ram-bhakts in prison. Some members complained about it by saying it has hurt the feelings of Hindu community. After Rajya Sabha adjourned for a while.
  • The Constitution makers or freedom fighters never thought our country would witness such issues: Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal.
  • The strong message of the Prime Minister on cow vigilantism to the state governments extends to all including the states where BJP is in power.
  • BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the incidents are heinous crime and shouldn’t be communalised.
  • Azad said from Kashmir to Kanya kumari, there’s not a single state where  incident of mob lynching hasn’t happened.I’m not saying it didn’t happened earlier  but it was an isolated issue. But now, the people’s involved in the incidents are  associated to the BJP’s Sangh Pariwar. He stated its not matter of Hindu-Muslim or Dalits versus high castes… It is a battle of a Pariwar against all.
  • The Ruling BJP party  has created, terror in Jharkhand, he added.
  • Mentioning Junaid’s incident Azad said “There was not a single person to help him on the train…”.  He also cited a story of hate crime in the US.
  • Congress senior leader also stated “Jharkhand has become an ‘akhara’ of lynching.
  • Nobody has the licence to kill, Azad said.
  • After lunch, MP Ghulam Nabi Azad raised his concern over mob lynching. He started by saying this topic is a grave matter as it is related to law and order of the country.
  • Both houses adjourned till 2 pm for lunch.
  • Kerala MPs in Lok Sabha spoke about the condition of nurses in the state.
  • Rajya Sabha resumes.
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav speaking on the issue of India-China border standoff, said today there is threat to India.“We have received information that an atom bomb has been installed in Pakistani soil by China. China has done all the preparations to attack India.” he added.“ It is India’s responsibility to safeguard Bhutan and Sikkim. China is our enemy not Pakistan.
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for 10 minutes as opposition raised slogans of “Killing in the name of cow won’t be accepted”.
  • Majeed Menon raised issue of mob lynching. “What is the status of the cases after FIR registration…What have you done for the victims…” he questioned.
  • PM stated cow vigilantes shouldn’t take law in their hands, following this  MHA also issued advisory. Dragging BJP into this not right: MoS home H Ahir in Rajya Sabha.
  • Lok Sabha resumes, Congress’s Mullikarjun Kharge raised issue of farmers’ plight.
  • CPIM Tapan Kumar Sen voiced issue of selling of PSUs and privatisation of various sectors by the ruling  government, said its “anti-national” to sell PSUs and ordinance factories.
  • CPIM MP D Raja spoke on the issue of Central Institute of Classical Tamil being shifted from Chennai and about questions related to autonomy of the institute being revoked which gave raise to speculations of government is promoting certain language over others.
  • Speaking on manual scavenging, JDU MP Ali Anwar Ansari said people belonging to Dalit community are mostly most involved in this activity, citing government apathy towards the death of Dalit labourers.
  • DMK Leader Kanimozhi raised  the issue of NEET exam in Tamil Nadu. Other MPs of the state also participated to the discussion.
  • SP’s Naresh Agrawal demanded salary hike, says our salary is lesser than our secretaries.
  • After opposition created ruckus on issues related to farmers and atrocities against Dalits and minorities, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the house till 12 by saying “You just want to create ruckus. You don’t want to discuss,”
  • Union minister Jitendra Singh speaks about recent  ISRO’s activities amid slogans raised by the Opposition .
  • Session began in both of the houses.
  • Ahead of session Congress staged  protest near Gandhi statue at Parliament complex demanding special package for flood-affected Northeastern states.

Wefornews Bureau 

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