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Video proof of surgical strike shows Modi govt credibility is low: Arun Shourie

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New Delhi, June 28: Reacting to the Surgical Strike video, Former Union Minister Arun Shourie on Thursday said that the credibility of Narendra Modi government is so low that they have to provide proof of tackling terrorism.

Comparing with the previous NDA government led by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he stated “Imagine a situation if strikes would have happened during Atalji’s time and people would have asked him, he would’ve had a twinkle in his eye and said, “Really a strike has happened?”.

But, today the credibility of government is so low that they have to provide video proof when asked, he added.

Hitting out at the Prime Minister, Shourie said “I never had any doubt on the fact that the strike took place. But to use it for propaganda & to boast about it that ‘my chest is 56 inch & I gave a befitting reply to Pakistan’, is wrong”.

Shourie, along with senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, as well as former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha have openly criticised the Modi government on various issues.

After 21 months, several media channels released the video footage of surgical strikes across the line of control (LoC) against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) which they claim had been accessed by them from official sources.

Yesterday, the video was aired on some television news channels.

The clips showed some terrorists being killed, besides the destruction of bunkers and other military constructions. Videos were taken by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Thermal Imaging (TI) cameras used by the Army to monitor the operation.

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Lok Sabha to discuss “No Confidence Motion” on July 20

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New Delhi, July 18: The Lok Sabha is scheduled to discuss “No Confidence Motion” moved by the opposition against the Narendra Modi government on Friday (July 20).

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion.

“We have decided that we will send all 34 TMC Lok Sabha MPs on a whip to be present for discussion and voting of No Confidence Motion in the Parliament, on Friday, said TMC leader Derek O’ Brien.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party issued a three-line whip over #NoConfidenceMotion, also asks its allies in NDA to issue the whip.

Mahajan said she had received notices from at least six MPs seeking no trust vote against the Narendra Modi government and was duty-bound to put it to the consideration of the House.

She told the house that Kesineni Srinavas of the Telugu Desam Party was the first to give his no-confidence notice and asked members if it can be moved.

The speaker asked Srinavas to introduce the motion which was supported by over 50 members, including from the Congress and other opposition MPs.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the government was ready to face the no trust motion and asked Mahajan that it may be tabled.

“Everything will be clear after the discussion. I want to make it clear in the House that the people of the country have full confidence on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.”

Meanwhile, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asked the Speaker why the other members who had handed over their notices were not allowed to read them.

In response to this, she said rules allowed her to table the notice that was submitted first.

Mahajan further stated she read out the names of these members.

The Names include Mallikarjun Kharge, K.C. Venugopal (Congress), Tariq Anwar (Nationalist Congress Party), N.K. Premachandran (Revolutionary Socialist Party) and Thota Narsimham (TDP).

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Terrorist violence sees new high in Jammu and Kashmir in last 3 years: MHA

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New Delhi, July 18: A total of 256 incidents of terrorist violence — a steep hike from 2017 and 2016 — have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, Home Ministry data presented in Parliament on Wednesday revealed.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the Rajya Sabha that 100 terrorists, 43 security personnel and 16 civilians have been killed in the 256 incidents in the strife-torn state between January 1 and July 8.

The data mentioned that 342 and 322 incidents of terrorist violence were reported in 2017 and 2016 respectively.

It said a total of 213 terrorists, 80 security personnel and 40 civilians were killed in 2017 while 150 terrorists, 82 security personnel and 15 civilians were killed in 2016 as a result of terrorist violence.

“As per reports, two youths from other states of the country have been found involved in stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir and in this regards two separate FIRs have been registered in 2018,” Ahir said while responding to a question.

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Bill against human trafficking introduced in Lok Sabha

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New Delhi, July 18: A Bill seeking to prevent trafficking, especially of women and children, provide rehabilitation to the victims and prosecute offenders was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, was introduced by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi.

Besides taking up prevention, rescue and rehabilitation, it covers aggravated forms of trafficking such as forced labour, begging and marriage.

The Bill provides for confidentiality of victims, witnesses and complainants and time-bound trials and repatriation of the victims.

It proposes to create institutional mechanisms at district, state and central levels. It calls for punishment ranging from 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine not less than Rs one lakh.

Officials said that human trafficking is the third largest organised crime in the world.

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