Prior to the Monsoon session of Parliament, which starts on Thursday, a number of opposition MPs have submitted notices in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha calling for discussions on the situation in Manipur in light of a recent controversy following the release and widespread distribution of a video showing two women being paraded naked.
The women were allegedly gangraped and the Manipur Police police said an investigation is on. Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh has given suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267. and demanded to discussion on Manipur violence.
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi has moved adjournment motions in Lok Sabha over the issue.
Congress’ Manickam Tagore gave adjournment motion notices in Lok Sabha on the Manipur situation demanding a discussion on the “violence against women and children in the northeastern state.”
CPI MP Binoy Viswam, Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Manoj Jha and Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan also gave suspension of Business Notices in the the Upper House under rule 267, to discuss the Manipur situation.
Manipur has been witnessing violence since May 3, following the protests by the Kuki and Naga communities against the High Court’s order asking the state government to consider the inclusion of Meitei community in the category of Scheduled Tribes (ST). Only STs can buy lands in hilly areas.
The majority Meitei community, which occupy the Imphal valley and nearby areas, sought the ST status keeping in view their increasing population and increased requirement of land, so that they could purchase lands in the hilly areas.
The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 is one of 31 bills on the government’s agenda for the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on Thursday. Parliament’s monsoon session will last until August 11. The session will include a total of 17 sittings. Beginning in the former Parliament Building.