Here are the highlights of Winter session of Parliament:
Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Triple Talaq bill
- The law minister said that this is being done on purpose (protesting in RS) because of the Triple Talaq Bill.
- We are not doing it because of that. We are protesting over what is happening in the country, people are dying.
- We are following the procedure to pass the bill.
- BJP has always been anti-Dalit
Arun Jaitley: The matters of state belong to states, but this is an important issue (triple talaq).
Ravi Shankar: This is a very important bill, i need the motion that the bill will be taken into consideration.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that a committee has been set up to review the flexi-fare system and recommend best options, keeping in mind the interests of passengers and the railways.
Sabha today saw two adjournments during the pre-lunch period, as several members including those from the Congress and BSP, sought to raise the issue of caste violence in Maharashtra.
Mallikarjun Kharge of the Congress alleged that "anti-Dalit violence is increasing" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the caste clashes in Maharashtra is astounding. "He can't stay mum! He is a 'mauni baba' (mute spectator) on such issues," the Congressman said.
Mallikarjun Kharge speaks in Lok Sabha on Maharashtra violence issue:
- Violence is increasing every day; some groups still look at dalits as the lower community.
- When some people want to do something better, there are other people who want to remove such people from the ground. This is what is happening today in Maharashtra
- We have to look upon the thing that what happened on 1st of January, how did this happen, who did this.
- Dalits were always forbidden from using weapons.
- RSS and the nationalists are behind these ghatkopar protests
The adjournment during the pre-noon session comes a day after the House of Elders set a sort of record by completing all the Zero Hour matters and special mentions.