Expressing regret over the Nagaland firing incident, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday assured both the Houses of Parliament that a special investigation team (SIT) will completes its probe within a month and said that all agencies must ensure that such incidents do not recur while undertaking operations against insurgents.
Making a statement first in the Lok Sabha and then in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Shah said the government is taking steps to ensure peace in the region and was closely monitoring the evolving situation that “continues to be tense but under control”.
Both the Houses of Parliament are set to reconvene on the seventh day of the winter session.
Here are the latest updates:
Lok Sabha | 3.40 p.m.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor raises the issue of the retirement age of judges of the top courts. He also makes a note of the alarming number of pending cases in the courts. The earlier a judge retires, the more vulnerable he or she might be to the changing rules of the govt. of the day, says Mr Tharoor.
Rajya Sabha | 3.15 pm
Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
Rajya Sabha has been adjourned to 11 a.m. on December 8, 2021. This was shortly after proceedings resumed at 3 pm. There was a lot of commotion after a few MPs raised the issue of the suspended MPs being asked to apologise.
Lok Sabha | 2.35 p.m.
After the Zero Hour, speaker NK Premachandran has announced that the Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 3.30 p.m.
Rajya Sabha | 2.10 p.m
RS adjourned again
The Rajya Sabha, which was supposed to resume at 2 p.m, has been adjourned till 3 p.m. It was adjourned within 8 minutes as Opposition continued to raise the issue of suspension of 12 MPs.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya introduced the ART and Surrogacy Bill.
Lok Sabha | 2:01 pm
Bhartruhari Mahtab, BJD (Cuttack) appeals for the government to bring in Uniform Civil Code.
Lok Sabha | 1:22 pm
Agatha K. Sangma, NPP (Tura) requests that the government repeal AFSPA in light on the recent killings in Nagaland.
Lok Sabha | 1:02 pm
Hema Malini, BJP (Mathura) speaks about increasing cases of animal cruelty in the country and says that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act is a six decade old act and requests that the government strengthen the Act.
Lok Sabha | 12:48 pm
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, INC, (Baharampur) talks about the NEET-PG counselling delay.
Lok Sabha | 12:46 pm
Talari Rangaiah, YSRCP (Anantapur) talks about the importance of caste-based census. He informs the House that the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to conduct a caste-based census in their State.
Lok Sabha | 12:44 pm
Dr. Veerswamy seeks interim relief to Tamil Nadu and also brings to the notice of the House the damage caused by monsoon in southern States
Lok Sabha | 12:23 pm
Suresh Kodikunnil, INC (Mavelikkara) brings the issue of safety of women in Uttar Pradesh to the House.
Lok Sabha | 12:16 pm
TRS to boycott winter session
We got contradictory and ambiguous reply from the government on the paddy procurement policy. For a week and a half we waited for a comprehensive response from the government. But there is no point talking to a wall. So we are boycotting the entire session”, says K. Keshav Rao, Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
Lok Sabha | 12:10 pm
Rahul Gandhi, INC (Wayanad) points to a list of names of the 700 farmers who died during the protests and requests that the government pay compensation and give government jobs to their family members.
Lok Sabha | 12:02 pm
Question Hour comes to an end in Lok Sabha. Papers are being laid on the table.
Lok Sabha | 11:57 am
Dayanidhi Maran, DMK (Chennai Central) asks the Union Home Minister why the NCB treats drug addicts as criminals and asks the ministry to provide survey data.
Dr. Kumar says that he will send across a written reply to the member.
Lok Sabha | 11:52 am
Pravesh Sahib Singh, BJP (West Delhi) asks whether the Union Home Ministry has collaborated with the Delhi government to curb drug use among children.
Dr. Virendra Kumar, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment replies that the ministry has started a ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ to reduce drug consumption among children. He also adds that the ministry is issuing grants to NGOs working on helping addicts recover. He also notes that a helpline (14446) has been created to help addicts recover and create awareness among people.
Lok Sabha | 11:47 am
Gurjeet Singh Aujla, INC (Amritsar) asks whether the Ministry has any plan in creating a sports academy in Amritsar and notes that the people of Punjab have contributed immensely in bringing laurels to India in Olympics. Mr. Thakur says that sports is a State subject and that he will give the list of projects to the member.
Lok Sabha | 11:28 am
On quality of Roads
Shyam Singh Yadav, BJP (Uttar Pradesh) asks whether Ministry of Rural Development will investigate the quality of roads being laid in U.P..
MoS Rural Development says that they will investigate.
Lok Sabha | 11:22 am
On Sports University
Prasun Banerjee, AITC (West Bengal) inquires about the details of ‘Sports University’ promised in Manipur. Anurag Thakur, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports replies that India has won the most number of medals in Olympics and Paralympics this year and adds that ‘Mission Olympic Cell’ chooses elite athletes to give them good quality training. Says that the construction of the Sports University got delayed due to COVID-19 and promises that the University will be completed soon.
Lok Sabha | 11:11 am
Question Hour in Lok Sabha
Question Hour begins in Lok Sabha. Members of Lok Sabha are raising questions concerning Self-Help Groups.
Rajya Sabha | 11:07 am
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:00 p.m.
Rajya Sabha adjourned to meet at 2:00 pm. The adjournment came just five minutes after the session for the day began.
Lok Sabha | 11:06 am
Opposition members raise slogans in Lok Sabha.
Both Houses of Parliament resume for the seventh day of winter session. Question Hour begins in Lok Sabha. Papers are being laid on the table in Rajya Sabha.
Lok Sabha | 10:10 am
Rahul Gandhi gives an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over Farmers’ issue
Mr. Gandhi says 700 farmers have sacrificed their lives. And despite the repeal of the farm laws, farmers have been seeking justice and raising other issues affecting the fundamentals of agriculture.
Legislative Business for December 7, 2021 is as follows:
Bills for consideration and passing:
The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021.
Bills for consideration and passing:
The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020.
Lok Sabha nod for Bill on pharma institutes, research
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill that seeks to accord special status to six more institutes of pharmaceutical education and research as well as set up a council for these institutes.
The current bill, which will amend the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998, that established the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), at Mohali in Punjab, will encourage high quality research as it accords the status of Institutions of National Importance to six more institutes at Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Rae Bareli.
Replying to the debate on the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya countered the Opposition over a range of health issues including ‘vaccine hesitancy’.
Day 6 recap
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amend) Bill, 2021 was passed in the Lok Sabha.
Home Minister Amit Shah gave a statement in the Lok Sabha regarding the Nagaland incident. His address in the Rajya Sabha was disrupted as the proceedings were adjourned for the day due to continuous protest by Opposition members over the suspension of 12 MPs.