Parliament Monsoon Session Live: Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were adjourned for the day on July 20 amid uproar from opposition parties demanding a discussion on the Manipur violence and a recent horrifying video that surfaced on social media platforms. In Manipur, four people were arrested in connection with a viral video showing two naked women being grabbed and dragged across a field by a mob of men.
Some parties moved adjournment motions on the Manipur violence and other issues on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament. The opposition also demanded the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the discussion. Before the start of the monsoon session on Thursday, PM Modi condemned the incidents related to sexual atrocities in Manipur and said that ‘what has happened to the daughters of Manipur can never be forgiven, the guilty will not be spared’.
Opposition parties were raising slogans of “Manipur Manipur” and “Manipur Jal Raha Hai” on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament. PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were among those who were present in the House.
Catch all the latest updates from the second day of Parliament Monsoon Session here.
Day 1: Parliament adjourned over Manipur violence; Opposition demands PM’s statement
Manipur violence rocked proceedings in both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the monsoon session on Thursday, with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a discussion on the situation in the northeastern state.
No business could be transacted in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as opposition members created ruckus over the situation in Manipur despite the government’s assurance that it was ready to discuss the issue in both the Houses.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla called for meaningful discussion on the first day
The monsoon session of Parliament began on Thursday and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has urged MPs of all parties to have a meaningful discussion in the House on issues of national and public interest.
Parliament Monsoon Session: DMK MP demands sacking of TN Governor for “disregarding” the Constitution
As the monsoon session of Parliament began on Thursday amid outrage over the situation in Manipur, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP TR Balu said he has served notice for the removal of the Tamil Nadu governor for “disregarding” the Constitution.
Day 1: BJP accuses opposition of not allowing discussion on Manipur in Parliament
Although the government was ready to discussion on ManipurThe BJP on Thursday alleged that the opposition disrupted Parliament proceedings and allowed debates to take place now, as it questioned the timing of the May 4 video of two women being paraded naked in the northeastern state.
The BJP said a discussion on the situation in Manipur would have sent a “meaningful and positive” message to the people of the violence-hit state, but the opposition parties did not allow it as they felt incidents of “misbehavior” with women in Congress-ruled states as well as Violence can also come to the fore during the West Bengal Panchayat elections.
RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha demands discussion on Manipur violence
RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha has given Suspension of Business notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha and demanded discussion on the situation in Manipur.
Manipur violence: AAP MP Sanjay Singh gives notice in Rajya Sabha
AAP MP Sanjay Singh gives Suspension of Business notice under Rule 267 in Rajya Sabha, demands discussion on Manipur’s situation.
Congress MP Manish Tewari demands discussion on Manipur violence
Congress MP Manish Tewari has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha, seeking a discussion on the situation in Manipur.
Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives notice for discussion on Manipur violence
Day 2 of Parliament’s Monsoon Session: Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha, seeks discussion on Manipur’s situation. The MP also demanded that the PM should speak in the House.
A look at the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament
The Lok Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm on the first day of the monsoon session on Thursday after former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal paid tributes to two sitting members and 11 former MPs.
Soon after the House met, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid tributes to sitting MPs Ratan Lal Kataria and Balubhau alias Suresh Narayan Dhanorkar.
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