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Parliament Winter Session Highlights, December 6: Opposition parties walk out after Amit Shah’s statement on Nagaland incident

Winter Session of Parliament 2021 Highlights, December 6: Speaking on the recent Nagaland civilian killings in Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the vehicle carrying civilians was signalled to stop but it tried to flee.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 7, 2021 9:14:28 am
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Parliament Winter Session Highlights: Several Opposition parties including Congress, DMK, SP, BSP, NCP walked out after Home Minister Amit Shah delivered a statement on the Nagaland incident in Lok Sabha on Monday.

Speaking on the recent Nagaland civilian killings in Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to probe the incident. The team will submit the report in 30 days.

“Army had received info on the movement of extremists in Oting, Mon. On that basis, 21 commandos laid an ambush in suspected area. A vehicle reached there, it was signalled to stop but it tried to flee. On suspicion of the vehicle carrying extremists, it was fired upon,” Shah said.

Earlier, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi called the incident a “black day” in the state’s history and blamed “inaccurate intelligence” for it. “The question on everyone’s mind is that how come a group of unarmed civilians were not distinguished from hardcore militants,” he said.

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19:07 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till tomorrow.

19:07 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Bill to accord special status to 6 more institutes of pharmaceutical education passed in LS

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by the Lok Sabha with a voice vote on Monday.

The Bill, aimed at providing the status of “institution of national importance” to six new national institutes of pharmaceutical education and research at Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Raebareli, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 15th March 2021.

Lok Sabha discussed the Bill for over 3 hours and 24 members participated in the debate. Replying to the debate, Mansukh Mandaviya said that the government has brought only 4 amendments to the Bill. The House negated all amendments moved by the opposition members including Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, TMC member Sougata Ray and RSP member NK Premachandran. 

Soon after the bill was passed, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla adjourned the House till Tuesday. 

18:39 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Govt departments, autonomous bodies owe over Rs 244 cr to Air India

Govt departments, autonomous bodies owe over Rs 244 cr to Air India New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) Government departments and autonomous bodies have dues of more than Rs 244 crore to Air India, of which a little over Rs 30 crore has been recovered, the government said in Parliament on Monday.

"Government departments/autonomous bodies owe Air India Rs 244.78 crore as on September 30, 2021. Out of this, Rs 30.38 crore has been recovered as on November 30, 2021," Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

He was responding to a set of questions raised by several MPs regarding sale of Air India to Tata group. (PTI)

18:37 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Govt moves to amend NDPS Act, Opposition calls it ‘bad law’

The Opposition on Monday objected to a bill introduced by the Centre Monday to correct a drafting error in the existing Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act that rendered a key provision related to the punishment of those financing illicit trafficking inoperable.

Opposition MPs — including from the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, Biju Janata Dal and the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) — asked the government to withdraw and redraft the amendments to the bill, saying that it violated the fundamental rights of a citizen as it provides retrospective effect to offences starting 2014.

They alleged that the bill was an “example of bad drafting” by the government, and that it was “not responsive nor sensitive” to Opposition’s objections. Read the full report here.

16:50 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Nagaland killings: Rahul Gandhi expresses condolences to families

"Profound condolences to the families of those who’ve been killed in the incident. We are with you, #Nagaland," Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a Facebook post. He also said that several senior Congress members are in Mon district.

16:28 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned for the day amid protests by opposition parties over the suspension of 12 MPs.

15:51 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Bill to correct drafting error in NDPS Act introduced in Lok Sabha

A bill was introduced in Lok Sabha to correct a drafting error in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act that rendered a key provision dealing with the punishment of those financing illicit trafficking inoperable. Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad introduced the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that seeks to replace an ordinance that was promulgated on September 30 this year. (PTI)

15:49 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Opposition walk out after Amit Shah's statement

According to PTI, several Opposition parties including Congress, DMK, SP, BSP, NCP walked out after Home Minister Amit Shah delivered his statement on the Nagaland incident in Lok Sabha. 

15:29 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Nagaland firing: Situation tense but under control, says Amit Shah

"Current situation is tense but under control. On December 05, the Nagaland DGP and Commissioner visited the site. FIR registered & keeping the seriousness in mind, probe handed over to State Crime Police Station," Shah told the House.

15:10 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Amit Shah on Nagaland incident: 'Vehicle was signalled to stop but it tried to flee'

"Army had received info on the movement of extremists in Oting, Mon. On that basis, 21 commandos laid an ambush in suspected area. A vehicle reached there, it was signalled to stop but it tried to flee. On suspicion of the vehicle carrying extremists, it was fired upon," Amit Shah said in the Lok Sabha.

15:07 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Amit Shah on Nagaland firing incident

Speaking on the recent Nagaland civilian killings in Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to probe the incident. The team will submit the report in 30 days. 

14:52 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Nagaland firing: Lok Sabha members express anguish, demand probe 

Lok Sabha members on Monday condemned the killing of civilians during an anti-insurgency operation by security forces in Nagaland and demanded an impartial probe into the incident. Members also called for repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) enforced in Nagaland that allows security personnel to use force and even open fire after due warning in case of breach of law and order.

Stressing that emotional integration of people living in border areas is extremely important for the unity and integrity of the country, senior Congress leader Manish Tewari demanded that there should be an impartial judicial inquiry by a sitting high court judge into the unfortunate incident. He also urged the government not to invoke immunity under the AFSPA against those who are found guilty. (PTI)

14:32 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 3 pm amid protests

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till 3 pm amid protests by opposition parties over issue of suspension of 12 MPs.

13:26 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Centre should conduct official inquiry into Nagaland killings: NDPP MP Tokheho Yepthomi

Speaking in Lok Sabha, NDPP MP Tokheho Yepthomi requested Home Minister Amit Shah to conduct an official inquiry into the Nagaland civilian killings on December 4 and take action against the perpetrators. Yepthomi also said that the people of Nagaland are anxiously waiting for a solution of the Nagaland political negotiations have been going on from the last 25 years.

13:01 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Nagaland Killings: Home Minister, Defence Minister should make statements, announce ex-gratia for victim's families, says Gaurav Gogoi

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi  blamed 'inaccurate intelligence' for the deaths of innocent civilians in Nagaland. "The question on everyone's mind is that how come a group of unarmed civilians were not distinguished from hardcore militants," he said.  Gogoi therefore asked both the Union Home Minister and Defense Minister to give statements on the issue and announce an ex-gratia for the families of the victims

12:56 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Nagaland Killings: Centre should give us truth, justice, says Gaurav Gogoi

INC MP Gaurav Gogoi on Monday appealed for peace after the Nagaland incident and said that Home Minister Amit Shah and the government of India should 'give us truth and justice.' ' I appeal for peace from all sections of the society and this can only happen if the Union Home Minister and the Government of India give us the truth and give us justice,' he said.

12:54 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Nagaland incident a 'dark day' in history, civilian killings highly condemnable, says Gaurav Gogoi

INC MP Gaurav Gogoi on Monday called the Nagaland Killing a dark day in the history of Nagaland and said that the killings of civilians based on 'inacurate intelligence' is highly condemnable. 

12:20 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm as Opp protests continue

Rajya Sabha on Monday was adjourned for the second time, till 2 pm, as Opposition members continued to protest in the house over suspension of 12 MPs.  The Opposition has termed the suspension as "undemocratic and in violation of all the Rules of Procedure" of the Upper House. 

12:04 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha in session amid Opp protests

Rajya Sabha resumed session on Monday as Opposition members continued to protests in the house. Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned for about 50 minutes till 12 noon.

11:38 (IST)06 Dec 2021
Opposition protests outside Parliament over suspension of 12 MPs

The Opposition parties staged a protest in front of the Parliament building on Monday, over the suspension of 12 Opposition MPs. “Tughlak shahi band karo, Hitler shahi nahi chalegi, Modi shahi nahi chalegi” were some of the slogans in the protest. 

The 12 opposition MPs -- six from the Congress, two each from the Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena, and one each from the CPI and CPI(M) -- were suspended from the Rajya Sabha last Monday for the entire Winter Session of Parliament for their "unruly" conduct in the previous session in August. The Opposition has termed the suspension as "undemocratic and in violation of all the Rules of Procedure" of the Upper House. 

No plan to ban NSO group, don’t know whether it has been blacklisted in US: Centre to Parliament

 

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology informed the Parliament on Friday that it had no information on whether the United States has blacklisted the NSO group, which has been at the centre of a global controversy over the alleged misuse of its Pegasus spyware to tap phones of journalists, activists, and politicians.

There is also no proposal to ban the group in India, Minister of State for Information and Technology, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, said in response to a question by Samajwadi Party MPs Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and Chaudhary Sukhram Singh Yadav.

The MPs had asked: “Whether United States of America has blacklisted NSO Group and Candiru, for providing Pegasus spyware, which has been used to maliciously target journalists, embassy workers and activists; (b) If so, the details thereof;  (c) Whether the Ministry has also banned the NSO Group in India; (d) if so, the details thereof; and (e) if not, the reasons therefor?”

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