Members of the Lok Sabha passed a bill amending a 49-year-law that will ensure that successors of those who migrated to Pakistan and China during partition will have no claim over the properties left behind in India. The bill – Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation), Bill, 2016 was passed by voice vote in the House. Amendments made by the Upper House on the recommendations of a Select Committee were incorporated into the bill.
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4:05 pm: “Enemy property” refers to any property belonging to, held or managed on behalf of an enemy, an enemy subject or an enemy firm.
4:00 pm: A bill to amend a 49-year-old law to guard against claims of succession or transfer by heirs of property left behind by those who migrated to Pakistan and China was passed by the Lok Sabha Tuesday, IANS reported. The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 10 at a time when the opposition benches were almost vacant, was passed by the Lower House with voice vote.
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1:55 pm: Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav from the RJD is speaking right now on the bill.
12:55 pm: Outside Parliament, Rahul Gandhi spoke for the first time to reporters after the party’s election defeats in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
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12:40 pm: Rajya Sabha amendments to the Enemy Property Bill are being discussed right now. RSP member NK Premachandran is speaking.
12:30 pm: The Congress party protests in Lok Sabha regarding the adjournment motion it moved. The Congress members are now walking out of the House.
12:25 pm: Meanwhile in Manipur, the leaders of the Naga People Front (NPF) have gone with the BJP delegation to meet the governor.
12:19 pm: Rahul Gandhi is in attendance in the Lok Sabha.
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12:06 pm: The Home Minister says he has demanded a report from the CRPF DG on the incident. He condemns Left extremist violence especially in Chhattisgarh. He says the government will not allow the Naxalites’ attempts to keep certain regions away from development and progress.
12 noon: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is making a statement on the Naxal attack in Sukma. He is listing the names of the deceased.
11:55 am: The questions being asked are connected to farmers, environment ministry and home ministry.
11:45 am: Saugata Roy asks a Supplementary Question on the availability of coronary stents during Question Hour
11:30 am: Question Hour is proceeding in the Lok Sabha.
11:27 am: Digivijaya Singh told the media the party will meet Governor Mridula Sinha at 1:30 pm although they wished she would meet them sooner.
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11:10 am: According to reports, Congress MPs have walked out of Lok Sabha.