Parliament Day 11 Highlights: Mob lynchings will continue as long as Modi govt is in power, says AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi

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Parliament Day 11 Highlights: Mob lynchings will continue as long as Modi govt is in power, says AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi
  • 20:10 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha is adjourned for the day till Tuesday 11 am

    The House is adjourned amid ruckus over the minority commission bill's amendment. As different members failed to agree and several sessions of voting did not yield two-third majority, the chairman called for the adjournment for the day.

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Jaitley requests the Opposition to drop the exclusivity clause

  • 19:24 (IST)

    The amendment passed should really be considered, says Arun Jaitley

  • 19:03 (IST)

    Sitaram Yechury, Kapil Sibal question why minority commission, women's commission are being opposed

  • 18:58 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha fails to get majority vote for minority commission amendment bill

  • 18:45 (IST)

    Lok Sabha is adjourned for the day till Tuesday 11 am

  • 18:21 (IST)

    Congress' Digvijay Singh supports Sharad Yadav's argument on the concept of creamy layer

  • 18:20 (IST)

    The minority commission is a panel without teeth, says JDU's Sharad Yadav

  • 18:05 (IST)

    No former prime minister condemned mob lynchings, said Kiren Rijiju

    Our prime minister has been the first to condemn mob lynchings. I have told you all the data and this has been going on for years under the rule of Congress, Samajwadi Party and other parties. No leader has made this an issue earlier so how can you blame our government for having started the trend of mob lynchings?  

  • 18:00 (IST)

    Ruckus in Lok Sabha against MoS Kiren Rijiju's argument on mob violence

  • 17:53 (IST)

    So long as Modi-sarkaar continues, mob lynchings will continue: Asaduddin Owaisi

    Our fight is against Hindutva, not Hinduism. So long Modi government continues in power, mob lynchings will continue. Is cow protection an essential part of Hinduism? If it is, then the Supreme Court should deliver a verdict on it. Lynchers are no different from terrorists, why doesn't the government take action against them?

  • 16:39 (IST)

    We are not aware of many hidden agenda of the Centre, says DMK's TKS Elangovan

  • 16:25 (IST)

    BJP MP  says majority of Muslims in India are descendants of Hindus

    Majority of Muslims in India are descendants of Hindus, a BJP member claimed in the Lok Sabha today while asking both the communities to respect each other's sentiment.

    Participating in a debate on lynchings, Hukumdev Narayan Yadav slammed the opposition for targeting the central government over incidents of lynchings, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly come out strongly against such acts.

    He raised the issue of killing of RSS workers in Kerala, which is ruled by the Left Front government.

  • 16:16 (IST)

    How can you exclude a socially backward class, asks DMK's TKS Elangovan in a debate on the minority commission bill

    The bill should be an honest bill and should continue with the rights of the state. The decision can be made only by the state and not the Centre. There should be no hidden agenda. Many people want the states rights to be protected in deciding on OBCs. The new commission should not have income criteria to decide on who is minority and who is not. 

  • 15:59 (IST)

    Atrocities begin from inequality in family, says SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav has the House in splits when he says until people start treating their wives and women in their family properly, the situation will not improve. Once triggered, violence takes place in the name of religion, language, class and other things.

  • 15:49 (IST)

    If you can find sources of funding for stone-pelters can you find sources of funding for gau rakshaks, asks BJD's Tathagatha Satpathy

  • 15:48 (IST)

    Hear Bhupendra Yadav's speech on minority commission here:

  • 15:40 (IST)

    By the lynching process, the process of killing the Hindu farmers has been started, says Tathagatha Satpathy of BJD

  • 15:22 (IST)

    Playing up sharing meals with Dalits yeilds no political benefits, but deepens resentment in Dalits: RS Yadav

    "Those who go to Dalit homes and politicise sharing meals with them should know that no political gain would come out of it. Instead it further deepens the resentment amid the community that they are being reminded that they aren't equal to others," Ram Gopal Yadav said. 

  • 15:07 (IST)

    Centre can't send forces to states where cow vigilantism incidents take place: Ram Vilas Paswan

    Ram Vilas Paswan said that law and order is state subject. "If state governments are unable to take care of it, should the Centre send armed forces to states," Paswan said. 

    Invoking the anti-sikh riots post Indiara Gandhi's assasination, Paswan said that the incidents have been happening since decades and selective targetting of the current government on that basis is wrong. 

  • 14:58 (IST)

    Ram Vilas Paswan quotes Modi's statement on cow vigilantism, says wrong to say we never condemn cow vigilantism

  • 14:57 (IST)

    Ram Vilas Paswan starts speech, defends govt on issue of cow slaughter

  • 14:54 (IST)

    Saugata Roy kicks up storm, accuses BJP of being shy of condemning cow vigilantism

    Demanding a Manava Suraksha Kanoon (Human Safety Law), Roy said that the BJp leaders took days to condemn the incidents which shook the entire nation. He said that even when they condemned incidents of mob lynching, they were very resrved in doing so. 

    Roy compared the killing of Muslims to the targeted killing of African-Americans by Ku Klux Klan in the US.

  • 14:47 (IST)

    Prof Saugata Roy quotes media report on cow-related violence, spurs uproar in Treasury benches

    Participating in the debate on mob lynchings, Prof Saugata Roy quoted a "data magazine" regarding the cow-related violence. He said that 97% of cow-related incidents of violence since 2010 have happened after 2014. 

    While Roy did not name the magazine, the Treasury Benches loudly objected to the data stating that the MP should place the report on the table of the House and substantiate his claims. 

    A data journalism initiative, IndiaSpends reported similar data as quoted by Roy, and Firstpost reproduced the report. You can read the full article here. 

  • 14:38 (IST)

    Mend your ways and don't provoke us: BJP MP HN Yadav's message to those selectively against lynchings

    In a cryptic warning message, BJP MP from Madhubani, HN Yadav said that the new India under Prime Minister Modi will not shy away from addressing the elephant in the room. "We will condemn those who are wrong. I would request them to med their ways and not provoke the others and if they do, they will face retalliation," Yadav said. 

  • 14:30 (IST)

    Why were opposers of mob lynching quiet when Dalits and poor were lynched: BJP MP Bihar Hukumdev Narayan Yadav

    BJP MP from Bihar Hukumdev Narayan Yadav resumed his speech after the Lok Sabha resumed opeartions. He said that the caretakers of India have always been the elite class and those today voicing their criticism over the so called lynchings, were quiet about Dalit atrocities. 

  • 14:07 (IST)

    The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 and Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017 to be moved for discussion an passage together

  • 14:05 (IST)

    Union minister Thavar Chand Gehlot moves to pass the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017 

  • 14:01 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha proceedings resume

  • 13:33 (IST)

    Lok Sabha is adjourned till 2.15 pm

  • 13:29 (IST)

    Yadav raises Vande Mataram issue

    “Why is it wrong to say Vande Mataram these days? Is this not mob lynching?”,  says BJP MP Hukumdev Singh Yadav. 

  • 13:18 (IST)

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm 


  • 13:15 (IST)

    Veterans write letter to Modi expressing displeasure over mob lynchings

    Over 100 veterans have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing their displeasure over recent attacks on minorities, according to media reports.

    The letter dated 30 July, 2017, also stated that the veterans backed the ‘Not in My Name’ campaign which "mobilised thousands of citizens to protest against the current climate of fear, intimidation, hate and suspicion".  The campaign was organised in June and saw people take to the streets to protest lynchings of Muslims and Dalits.

  • 13:03 (IST)

    Yadav downplays Junaid case

  • 13:00 (IST)

    Hukumdev Narayan Singh hits out at Congress

    While Congress was attacking BJP over its doublespeak on mob lynching, Yadav took on the Congress asking a counter question whether mob lynching of DSP Ayub Pandith in Jammu and Kashmir not an incident worth mentioning. 

  • 12:57 (IST)

    Hukumdev Narayan Singh defends Narendra Modi

  • 12:55 (IST)

    Congress slams BJP's doublespeak on lynchings

    Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge raises the recent killing of an RSS worker in Kerala. "When an RSS worker dies in Kerala, the Governor calls up the CM. Why this discrimination?" he asks.

  • 12:52 (IST)

    Let India remain Hindustan and not 'Lynchistan'

    Mallikarjun Kharge concludes his half and hour long speech after these words. 

  • 12:49 (IST)

    Ananth Kumar slams Kharge

  • 12:48 (IST)

    Mallikarjun Kharge in soup over invoking former president Pranab Mukherjee

    The BJP has raised a point of order for invoking ex-president Pranab Mukherjee's comments on cow vigilantism during the debate. Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan also criticised Kharge for doing so, saying that president's name cannot be invoked to influence a debate. 

  • 12:40 (IST)

    Government should come clean, says Congress

    "The government needs to explain the actions being taken against Gau Rakshaks who are involved in recent criminal activities," says Congress leader Kharge in Lok Sabha.

  • 12:33 (IST)

    Junaid case rocks Lok Sabha

    Condemning the killing of Hafeez Junaid, Kharge said that people belonging to Hindutva outfits are taking law into their own hands to kill people over beef. Kharge once again reiterated that BJP, on one hand, is disowning the killers but on the other hand, it is also not taking any action. 

  • 12:30 (IST)

    Mallikarjun Kharge's charge against BJP

  • 12:28 (IST)

    BJP condemns Kharge for his comment

  • 12:27 (IST)

    Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh are mob lynching centres

    While reading the list of cow vigilante attacks, Kharge called the twp states of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh as "mob lynching centres". He also slammed the Modi government on double speak over mob lynchings. 

  • 12:24 (IST)

    Kharge reading out all incidents of violence 

    Mallikarjun Kjarge is now reading out the violence metted out by cow vigilantes against innocents. This has lead to commotion in the Lok Sabha as many of the incidents mentioned by Kharge are in the court of law. 

  • 12:20 (IST)

    Kharge blames BJP and RSS for mob lynchings

    Govt is indirectly encouraging groups like the VHP,Bajrang Dal and also Gau Rakshaks to indulge in mob violence, says Kharge.

  • 12:14 (IST)

    People are worried whether there is law and order in India, says Mallikarjun Kharge

  • 12:02 (IST)

    Question hour begins in Rajya Sabha

  • 11:34 (IST)

The eleventh day of Parliament's Monsoon Session is likely to see frequent disruptions and chaos as the Opposition, miffed over the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) political manoeuvre in Bihar and Gujarat, is likely to rake up the issue in Parliament, even as the Houses has key agenda listed for the Day.

The Rajya Sabha is scheduled to discuss The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017, the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 Parliament Day 11 Highlights: Mob lynchings will continue as long as Modi govt is in power, says AIMIMs Asaduddin Owaisi

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The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Amendment Bill, 2017, The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017, and The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017, are listed for discussion in Lok Sabha, amid others.

Congress has accused the ruling BJP of poaching its MLAs in Gujarat ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls using "money, muscle and state power." Meanwhile in Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar shocked the Opposition by walking out of the Mahagathbandhan and allying with the BJP, all within a span of four hours. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has been crying foul over the realignment of loyalties in Bihar politics, alleging that Nitish's move was a pre-meditated political conspiracy.

While the political developments in Bihar and Gujarat echoed in the Rajya Sabha on Friday leading to repeated disruptions, the government was able to get the key Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017 in Lok Sabha.

The bill aims to give the premier institutes more autonomy by restricting government role and enable them to grant degrees.

"After the bill is passed, there will be no government role in the appointment of Board of Directors in IIMs. Let the government come out of it. It will be for the betterment of our higher institutions," Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said while summing up the discussion in the house.

The bill — which declares 20 existing IIMs as Institutions of National Importance — was later passed after all amendments moved by some members were rejected. Dubbing the bill "historic" vis-a-vis higher education reform, the Minister said autonomy to these institutions will put them in the league of world's top educational organisations.

The bill provides for conferring statutory powers to these institutions for their functioning, including appointment of directors, faculty, and also gives them powers to award degrees instead of post-graduate diplomas.

Meanwhile in Rajya Sabha, the House saw repeated adjournments on the issue of Congress legislators from Gujarat resigning and joining the state's ruling BJP. The Congress members accused the BJP of high-handedness to "steal" its Assembly members to dampen the Opposition in the Upper House too, where the BJP is yet to gain a majority.

Senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad alleged that the Prime Minister's Office was "directly involved" in Gujarat's developments, prompting loud objections from the Treasury Benches as BJP members trooped to the Well, demanding an apology. Deputy chairman PJ Kurien then adjourned the house for the day amid the ruckus.

The BJP enjoys a brute majority in Lok Sabha, however, the government’s minority status in the Rajya Sabha has stalled several important elements of its legislative agenda. The National Democratic Alliance, currently has 85 seats in the 245-member Upper House. However, the historic win in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of legislators to the Upper House, and latest political maneuvers in Gujarat and Bihar are likely to place the saffron party in a more comfortable stead.

The BJP-led NDA has often been accused of taking the ordinance route to bypass parliamentary scrutiny. The Opposition has also blamed the BJP of passing key policy legislation as money bills to avoid discussion in Rajya Sabha, where it has a minority status.

Money bills, as defined in the Constitution of India Act 110, can only be introduced in Lok Sabha, which the Rajya Sabha cannot stall, or amend without the Lower House's concurrence.

Updated Date: Jul 31, 2017 20:10:30 IST