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Parliament: Amit Shah Speaks on Nagaland Deaths, Says 'Army Forced to Fire'

Parliament Winter Session 2021: Meanwhile, Shashi Tharoor has decided to suspend hosting the Sansad TV show.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Union Home Minister Amit Shah gave a statement on the Nagaland firing incident.</p></div>
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Home Minister Amit Shah, addressing the Lok Sabha on Monday, 6 December, said that the army personnel were "forced to fire" on civilians in Nagaland in order to defend themselves. Shah observed that 14 civilians had died in the state due to army firing.

Both the Houses of the Parliament have been adjourned for the day.

The Upper House had also been adjourned in the morning, amid protests by some Opposition parties over Sunday's Nagaland killings.

Later, it resumed at noon for a few brief moments but was adjourned again amid heavy sloganeering by the opposition members.

Snapshot
  • Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has decided to suspend hosting the Sansad TV Show 'To The Point' in support of 12 Opposition Members Suspended from RS

  • Speaking in Lok Sabha, NDPP MP Tokheho Yepthomi requested Home Minister Amit Shah to conduct an official inquiry into the Nagaland civilian killings and take action against the perpetrators

  • Opposition MPs, following Amit Shah's statement on the Nagaland killings, staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha

7:08 PM , 06 Dec

Lok Sabha Adjourned Till Tuesday

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned until Tuesday.

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7:08 PM , 06 Dec

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Passed by the Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

The Bill provides for the granting of a status of national importance to six institutes, located in Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raebareli.

5:55 PM , 06 Dec

'Won't Apologise': Leader of Opposition on Suspension of Opposition MPs

"We met the Chairman and asked him to revoke the suspension of the 12 MPs of the House so that they too could be a part of the discussions and the House function properly. We will discuss and debate on all issues and cooperate with each other," Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

"But that talk didn't go through, a piece of advice was put forth that either all of them apologise or at least the LoP say that what happened was not right and they're seeking an apology. We said it's not right & it won't happen as they were suspended illegally," Kharge added.

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4:12 PM , 06 Dec
KEY EVENT

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Till Tuesday

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day, and is scheduled to congregate on Tuesday, at 11 pm.


Published: 06 Dec 2021, 11:58 AM IST
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