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Parliament Winter Session Live Updates: ‘NRC is not divisive, no one needs to fear’, assures Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah said that Internet will be restored in Kashmir only after local administration gives the green signal. On the issue of NRC, he said every citizen irrespective of religion will come under the NRC and it is not a divisive exercise

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Nov 20, 2019 22:25 IST
Parliament Winter Session Live Updates: ‘NRC is not divisive, no one needs to fear’, assures Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will speak in the Upper House today.

All eyes were on Rajya Sabha as Home Minister Amit Shah said that Internet services in the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir will only be restored after the local administration deems it is time. On the issue of NRC he said that lawmakers were confusing Citizenship Amendment Bill and National Register of Citizens, and explained that the NRC is not a divisive exercise. He also maintained his earlier position on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, saying that Hindus, Jains, Parsis, Sikhs, Christians and Buddhists will get Indian citizenship as they faced religious persecution in India's neighbouring countries Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

11:47 AM IST

BSP MLA Danish Ali raises the questions of pending cases in subordinate courts

Union minister RS Prasad says that he has written to all the Chief Justices of High Courts of every state to expedite cases pending for more than a decade as fast as possible.

11:36 AM IST

Gaurav Gogoi raises the issue of cyberattack on Kudankulam Plant

The Congress MP raised the issue of recent cyber attack on the Kudankulam Nuclear Plant. Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO says that the attack was contained to the administrative block of the nuclear plant.

11:34 AM IST

'Fuel will be reused for the same reactor': Jitendra Singh

The Centre says that Away From Reactor (AFR) Spent Fuel Storage is being stored safely.

11:32 AM IST

'Stop privatisation of Numaligarh refinery': Ripun Bora

The Congress lawmaker says the refinery is a source of civic pride for the people of Assam. Birendra Baishya of the Asom Gana Parishad echoes similar concern,

11:30 AM IST

Manas Bhuiyan says Centre should provide aid to Bulbul's victims

TMC lawmaker from the Rajya Sabha says that Centre needs to pay more attention to the affected.

11:26 AM IST

Tapir Gao, BJP MP questions Centre over survey of lands given to Army

The lawmaker says the people of Arunachal have welcomed the Army post the Sino-Indian war and had given up their cultivable lands. He says that these people be compensated and a survey be conducted.

Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman says that she herself has solved several compensation related cases and assures that the remaining cases will be mitigated.

11:22 AM IST

'There is nothing political, security hasn't been withdrawn': JP Nadda

The BJP Rajya Sabha lawmaker, JP Nadda, while answering Congress' Anand Sharma said, 'Home Ministry has a very set pattern & there is a protocol. It is not done by a politician, it is done by Home Ministry and according to threat perception the security is given & withdrawn.'

11:18 AM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman answers questions regarding redevelopment of old houses and buildings located in the vicinity of Defence establishments

The finance minister while answering BJP MP Gopal Shetty and Sena MP Shewale says that the buildings which are in the outer radius of any Air Force establishment can be redeveloped.

11:13 AM IST

Santanu Sen raises the issue of oxytocin injections

The TMC lawmaker says that Oxytocin injections should not be allowed to be administered after childbirth like the Gujarat model, and suggests that WHO is bigger than Gujarat, hence, these injections be administered immediately after childbirth.

11:08 AM IST

'Removal of security cover in under the purview of Home Ministry': Subramanian Swamy

BJP MP Swamy raises the issue of the Gandhis asking the reduction of punishment of former PM Rajiv Gandhi's killers. The Chairman and Vice President says this is unrelated and said even he is against the reduction of punishment of Rajiv's killers.

11:05 AM IST

Anand Sharma, Congress Rajya Sabha member addresses the Rajya Sabha

He says that the withdrawal of the SPG cover makes the Gandhi family vulnerable. He says during the 10-year UPA rule none of the ex-PMs security cover were not disturbed.

11:03 AM IST

Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot will move bill that aims to provide for protection of rights of transgenders

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 seeks to define the expression “transgender person”, prohibit discrimination against them.

10:43 AM IST

Adjournment notices given in both Houses over ongoing situation Kashmir

PDP MP Nazir Ahmed Laway gives adjournment notice over "Present Political situation in Kashmir Valley" in the Upper House. Trinamool has given adjournment motion notice over telecom blackout in Kashmir in the Lok Sabha.

10:40 AM IST

IUML and RSP issue adjournment notices

Both of these outfits raised the JNU issue and issued an adjournment motion notice over 'JNU issue & brutal and inhuman lathicharge on students of Kerala who are demanding CBI inquiry into Walayar case(alleged rape&murder of 2 minor girls in 2017)

10:33 AM IST

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 to be tabled in the Upper House

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan will table the bill and seek its passage. The Bill aims to ban commercial surrogacy. Questions have been raised regarding the 'altruistic surrogacy' aspect of the Bill.

First published: Nov 20, 2019 09:47 IST