‘Police Weapons Not Showpiece’: Uproar in Parl After Hyd Encounter
All the live updates from Parliament’s Winter Session.
The news of killing of the four accused in the Telangana rape and murder stirred fiery debates in the parliament on Friday, 6 December.
Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday, 4 December said the parliament condemns the horrific incident where rape survivor from Unnao was allegedly set ablaze early by five men.
Meanwhile, a day ago, MPs have unanimously decided to let go of the subsidy that they avail at the Parliament canteen, news agency PTI reported quoting sources.
- Rajya Sabha gave a nod to Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Thursday. The Bill has already been passed by Lok Sabha.
- The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be placed in the Lok Sabha on Monday
- Lok Sabha passed Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu Bill 2019, seeking to merge the two UTs
- Rajya Sabha passed the controversial Transgender (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 in a joint Parliament session on Constitution Day, 26 November
RS Adjourned Till Monday
The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 11 am on Monday, 9 November.
TRS MP Expresses Surprise Over Encounter in Telangana
TRS Parliamentary Party leader and Rajya Sabha member K Keshava Rao said they thought justice in the woman veterinarian rape and murder would be delivered through a special court, even as he expressed surprise over the alleged encounter.
The opposition BJP refrained from immediately reacting on the issue, saying it will do so after the state police chief made an official statement.
“Whatever government has to do (with regard to the encounter) it will do. (Those) four persons were killed and the people are happy. The question is if the punishment comes through the court it would have been better,” Rao told reporters in New Delhi.
“We have appointed fast-track court for the trial of the case. We thought that the judgement (from the special court) would have come in a month's time.” he added.
He continued, “We never thought that they would try to escape and this (encounter) would happen,” reported PTI.
Govt Implementing 'One Nation, One Ration Card' Facility on Pilot Basis: Mos Food
The Centre's ambitious 'One nation and one ration card' initiative is being implemented on a pilot basis in a cluster of six states, Minister of State for Food Danve Raosaheb Dadarao said in Rajya Sabha.
Responding to queries during the Question Hour, the Minister said the inter-State portability of ration card will soon be tried in one more cluster of six states.
“The 'One nation, one ration card' trial is going on in a cluster of states comprising Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The pilot will be soon done in another cluster of six states. Total 12 states will be ready,” he said, reported PTI.
Telangana Encounter Wouldn't Happen If Legal System Wasn't So Slow: Shiv Sena MP
Shiv Sena's Arvind Sawant, seemed emotional when he said that for many what the Telangana cops did was a “blessing” but it would not have happened if the legal system was not so slow.
“The Nirbhaya case took seven years,” he pointed out, referring to the 2012 Delhi gang-rape in which a young medical student died after she was gang-raped and tortured on a moving bus.
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