Parliament monsoon session highlights: LS passes bill to provide death to child rape convicts

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE UPDATES: The joint parliamentary committee which is looking into the amendment of six-decade-old Citizenship Act is reported to have decided not to submit its report during the ongoing monsoon session.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2018 9:28:08 pm
Biggest mob lynch NRC issue raised in Lok Sabha, Rajnath Singh assures 'justice'ing took place in 1984, don’t try to teach us: Rajnath Singh in Lok sabha Parliament monsoon session LIVE UPDATES: Meanwhile, a joint parliamentary committee which is looking into the proposal to amend the six-decade-old Citizenship Act has decided not to submit its report during the ongoing monsoon session.

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day with TMC-led opposition parties creating an uproar over publication of Assam’s National Register of Citizens.

Out of 3.29 crore applicants, 2.89 crore have been found eligible for inclusion in the complete draft of NRC, that was
released in Guwahati this morning. This meant that the names of 40.07 lakh have been left out.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured justice to the 40 lakh people eliminated from Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) and underlined that the entire procedure is being undertaken in compliance to the orders of the Supreme Court. He also said that unnecessary controversy is being created out of the issue and ensured that justice shall ultimately prevail. Singh stated that it is baseless to say that the government is being ‘brutal’ in its approach to NRC.

Meanwhile, a joint parliamentary committee which is looking into the proposal to amend the six-decade-old Citizenship Act has decided not to submit its report during the ongoing monsoon session.

In Lok Sabha, the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill was passed and discussion is being held on The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

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21:27 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Lok Sabha passes the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill

The Criminal Law Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday, clearing the way to award death penalty to convicts of child rapes in the country. “This bill reflects the concern of the nation. It shows the determination of the government towards safety of women and the girl child. We want that the women in the country do not feel insecure,” said Union Minister Kiren Rijiju after the bill sailed through Lok Sabha.

The bill was initiated after outrage over the gruesome Kathua rape and murder case in which an eight-year-old nomadic girl was sedated and raped multiple times. The bill seeks to replace the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance promulgated on April 21. The bill received support from all the political parties unanimously, however, there were certain objections to the government taking the route of an ordinance for the same.

16:56 (IST) 30 Jul 2018

Lok Sabha takes up The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for discussion

16:28 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Lok Sabha passes 'The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 amends the 1973 Act to provide for the supersession of the Central Council.

The Bill states that: (i) if any person has established a homoeopathy medical college, or (ii) if an established homoeopathy medical college has opened new courses or increased its admission capacity before the passage of the Bill, it will have to seek permission from the central government within one year. If the person or homoeopathy medical college fails to seek such permission, then any medical qualification granted to a student from such medical college will not be recognised under the Act.

16:11 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
What is Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 ?

The Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was introduced in Lok Sabha by Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State, Ministry of AYUSH on July 23, 2018. It amends the Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 and replaces the Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 that was promulgated on May 18, 2018.  The 1973 Act sets up the Central Council of Homeopathy which regulates homoeopathic education and practice.

15:51 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Lok Sabha discusses amendments to Homoeopathy Central Council Act

In Lok Sabha, a discussion is being held on the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill.

15:03 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Govt not keen on running Parliament till August 10: TMC MP Derek O'brien
14:48 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
12:36 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
BJD MP Bhartruhari Mehtab questions import of pulses from foreign countries

BJD MP Bhartruhari Mehtab complained that the import of pulses from foreign countries not only shatters the domestic farmer but certain pulses pose serious health risks for the Indian people.  He also said that developed countries are vigilant and strict about the import of food from abroad but India doesn't pay substantial attention while allowing the inflow of pulses from other countries. 

12:22 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Rajnath Singh assures justice on NRC issue

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured justice in the NRC issue and underlined that the entire procedure is being undertaken in compliance to the orders of the Supreme Court. He also said that unnecessary controversy is being created out of the issue and ensured that justice shall ultimately prevail. Singh stated that it is baseless to say that the government is being 'brutal' in its approach to NRC. 

12:18 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Mallikarjun Kharge, CPM MP Mohammad Salim join TMC MP in criticism of NRC elimination

Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and CPI(M) MP Mohammad Salim condemn the exclusion of 40 lakh linguistic and religious minorities from the NRC. 

12:15 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay raises NRC issue, labels elimination of minorities as inhuman

Sudip Bandopadhyay, TMC MP from North Kolkata, called the elimination of 40 lakh people 'inhuman'. He also urged the Union home Minister Rajnath Singh to provide immediate relief to the people whose name have been left out from the National Register of Citizens)

11:53 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
TMC leader blames central government for 'intentional' elimination of 40 lakh minorities

'Central Govt has intentionally eliminated more than 40 lakh religious and linguistic minorities from NRC(National Register of Citizens) which will have serious ramifications on the demography of different states adjoining Assam, PM should come to house and clarify it,'  TMC leader SS Roy was quoted as saying by ANI. 

(Photo Courtesy: ANI)

11:39 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Anurag Thakur questions India's energy dependency on crude oil from foreign countries

BJP MP Anurag Thakur questions India's energy dependency on crude oil from foreign countries. He lauds 'more than one crore' Indians for giving up their LPG subsidies.  

11:33 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar answers questions on entrance exams infrastucture

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar explained the scope of improvement in the infrastructure of entrance examinations. He also replied to MPs asking the rural-urban divide in terms of education facilities and the inherent lack of privileges of rural students as compared to their urban counterparts. 

11:23 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Lok Sabha: Union Tourism MinisterAlphons Kannanthanam answers MPs

Union Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam answers several questions pertaining to the development of temples, mosques with an effort to boost tourism activities in several states. 

11:15 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon

Chaotic scenes in the upper house of the Parliament cause the Vice President to adjourn the House till noon. 

11:13 (IST) 30 Jul 2018
Proceedings commence in Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha

The proceedings in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha commenced at 11 am Monday. As expected, Rajya Sabha proceedings witness unruly members, chaotic scenes. 

While moving the Bill for passage, MoS, Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla said it will bring down litigation and provide credibility to cheques and banking system.

Though Rajya Sabha did transact legislative business since Parliament’s Monsoon session started on July 18, the opposition managed to prevail on several Bills. On July 18, discussion on the Motor Vehicles Bill was throttled after the BJD and AIADMK joined other opposition parties and raised objections stating that the Bill is violative of the tenets of federalism.