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Case of Mistaken Identity, SIT to Probe Nagaland Firing in a Month, Says Amit Shah; Oppn Walks Out

Giving details, Amit Shah said attempts were made to stop the vehicle in which the villagers were travelling after army received inputs about movement of insurgents. However, as the vehicle tried to speed, it was fired upon. | December 06, 2021, 22:54 IST
Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament. (ANI)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today informed the Lok Sabha about the Nagaland incident in which 13 civilians were killed when a counter-insurgency operation went awry. Giving details, Shah said attempts were made to stop the vehicle in which the villagers were travelling after army received inputs about movement of insurgents. However, as the vehicle tried to speed, it was fired upon. “Army had received informatin on movement of extremists in Read More

Dec 06, 2021 17:02 IST

Govt Cautioned Against Making Amendments to Criminal Law

Opposing the introduction of the Bill, RP member N K Premachandran demanded proper scrutiny of the draft legislation, absence of which could lead to a bad law. Premachandran said the drafting error was highlighted when an accused moved a special court in Tripura contending that he could not be charged for the offence as Section 27 A is referred to a blank list. The Tripura High Court subsequently asked the Centre to amend the law. Premachandran and BJD member Bhratruhari Mahtab cautioned the government against making the amendments to a criminal law applicable with retrospective effect from 2014. The anomaly crept in when the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was amended in 2014 to allow better medical access to narcotic drugs, removing state barriers in transporting and licensing of essential narcotic drugs.

Dec 06, 2021 17:00 IST

Bill to Correct Drafting Error in NDPS Act Introduced

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 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.

Dec 06, 2021 16:59 IST

Supriya Sule Questions Disinvestment of Hindustan Antibiotics

Nationalist Congress Party leader Supriya Sule questioned the move of disinvestment of Hindustan Antibiotics and Bengal Chemicals and asked why the government is not hiring scientists. She said the number of scientists working in the private sector is a lot bigger than that of the government sector.

Dec 06, 2021 15:19 IST

Security Forces Had to Resort to Firing for Self-defence, To Disperse Crowd: Shah

Dec 06, 2021 15:05 IST

UPDATE | The Situation in Nagaland is Tense but Under Control: Amit Shah

Dec 06, 2021 14:40 IST

LS & RS Adjourned Till 3 pm

Dec 06, 2021 14:03 IST

LS Members Demand Probe in Nagaland Firing Incident

Lok Sabha members 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.

Dec 06, 2021 13:06 IST

Shiv Sena Demands Rs 25 lakh Compensation Each to 16 Civilians Killed

Shiv Sena demands Rs 25 lakh compensation each to 16 civilians killed in Nagaland. Speaking later, NCP’s Supriya Sule demanded this compensation be increased to Rs 50 lakh each. All opposition members ask for serious action against the 21 Para Troppers and sought increasing the compensation amount from Rs 5 lakh announced by the CM.

Dec 06, 2021 12:59 IST

NDPP MP From Nagaland on Recent Civilian Killings

Dec 06, 2021 12:43 IST

Suspension of RS MPs: Opposition Leaders Hold Protest in Parliament Complex

Leaders of several opposition parties on Monday staged a protest in Parliament complex here in support of the suspended MPs of the Rajya Sabha. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and other Opposition MPs raised slogans in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament complex and demanded that the suspension of the MPs be revoked. 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.

Dec 06, 2021 11:51 IST

Health Minister Mandaviya Along With Officials Innaugrates Health Camp at Parliament Annexe

Dec 06, 2021 11:28 IST

Home Minister Should Give Statement In Both Houses On Nagaland: Mallikarjun Kharge

Dec 06, 2021 11:21 IST

TMC MP Derek O'Brien Raises Issue of MPs Suspension

TMC MP Derek O’Brien had raised the issue of the suspension of the 12 Rajya Sabha MPs, for the remaining part of the Winter Session.

Dec 06, 2021 11:13 IST

RS Proceedings Adjourned Amid Ruckus

Dec 06, 2021 11:12 IST

What Are The Nagaland Killings?

Six civilians, said to be workers in a coal mine, were killed in an ambush by security forces in an area between Tiru and Oting village in Nagaland’s Mon district while returning home in a vehicle Saturday evening. The incident triggered violence in the area Saturday night and late Sunday afternoon, in which eight more civilians (seven on Saturday, and one Sunday) were killed after security forces allegedly opened fire.

Dec 06, 2021 11:10 IST

Update | Oppn Demands HM Shah on Nagaland Killings

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will give a statement on the Nagaland firing incident in both the Houses of Parliament. PM Modi is meeting with Shah and senior ministers ahead of today’s session, sources said.

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. It was a case of mistaken identity. SIT has been formed to probe the matter. Will submit report in one month.” He added that the situation in Nagaland was tense but under control and the government was monitoring the same.

The reply however did not satisfy the Opposition and barring TMC, all of them staged a walkout from the House.

Meanwhile, while the Upper House of the parliament will discuss price rise under rule 176, in the Lower House union minister Nirmala Sitharaman will make a statement regarding the status of implementation of the recommendations on Demands for Grants (2021-22) pertaining to the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

Sithraman will also introduce a bill to amend the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Along with it, health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya will move a bill to amend the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998 and union minister Kiren Rijuju will move a Bill to amend the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958.

On Friday, the Opposition protested against the suspension of MPs in Rajya Sabha while seeking a discussion on key issues, including Covid-19, compensation for farmers, China, price rises, and flood. Opposition members hit out at the government over Covid-19 management and struck a word of caution on the spread of the heavily mutated Omicron strain of virus in the country. They also called for a ban on international flights in view of the outbreak of the Omicron strain. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said in the Lok Sabha that a lot of politics happened around oxygen shortage during the second wave of Covid-19. “A lot of politics happened on oxygen. Every state was asked to report death related to oxygen. 19 states responded to Centre on the data for death due to oxygen. However, he assured that oxygen plants are operating at full capacity and there will not be a shortage in oxygen supply this time.

Meanwhile, members of opposition TMC and NCP sought to know from the government its stand on booster doses for COVID-19, besides the usage of money from the PM-CARES funds. Participating in a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic in Lok Sabha on Thursday, TMC member Saugata Roy accused the political leadership of “complacency” in the handling of the pandemic.

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