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Hyderabad rape accused must be hanged, Elders demand in Rajya Sabha

Hyderabad rape accused must be hanged, Elders demand in  Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Dec 2 (UNI) The Elders in the Upper House on Monday demanded quick investigation into the veterinary doctor's rape-cum-murder case and death punishment to the accused.

Rising above their party politics, all the Members unanimously demanded the Government to revisit the policing and judicial systems which delays the punishment to guilty with legal tactics.

Several members, including Sanay Singh of AAP, have given notices under rule 267 but Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said though he rejected notices given under rule 267 but sensing the sensitivity of the matter, he would allow a discussion in the House with a condition that no Member will name any state Government or the state.

'Despite the fact that this issue has already been discussed in the House several times, these incidents have not stopped. Many strict laws were enacted but even then these incidents have not been stopped and it seems that the fear of law has been lost', Mr Naidu said.

Initiating the debate, Leader of Opposition Gulam Nabi Azad said whenever this type of unfortunate incident happens in the country, it gets discussed in the House, strict laws get formed but unfortunately these laws have never been a deterrent.

'Therefore, to prevent these sort of incident, apart from the laws, policing and judicial system but there is need to take step on social front also', Mr Azad said.

Ms Amee Yajnik of Congress also said there is a need to bring change at social and mental level of the society as enough tough laws have already enacted.

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New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) A Bill to extend reservation for Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes by a further period of ten years on Thursday got the nod of parliament with the Rajya Sabha passing it by a majority of the members of the House and two thirds of those present and voting.

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Appropriation (No 3 ) Bill returned by RS

12 Dec 2019 | 9:13 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) A Bill that seeks to authorise appropriation of funds from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2019-20, was returned to the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

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Pak providing patronage to Hafeez Saeed: BJP

12 Dec 2019 | 9:12 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Urging the Government to build international pressure on global bodies, BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao on Thursday said Pakistan is providing patronage to the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack Hafeez Saeed.

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When Shlokas flowed in Lok Sabha

12 Dec 2019 | 8:19 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) It was a day of recital of Sanskrit Shlokas in the House of the People and the 'Temple of Democracy' literally got converted into a 'Temple of Sanskrit Learning'.

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LS nods Bill that would convert three Sanskrit deemed varsities into central universities

12 Dec 2019 | 7:59 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a Bill that seeks to convert three Sanskrit deemed universities presently functioning in the country into central universities.

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