CPIM in Parliament

Over the years, several journalists have lost their lives while reporting about human rights violations, corruption and for doing their job. In 2018, three journalists have lost their lives, the latest of them being veteran Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

The central government controls social development programmes like MGNREGA, ICDS but has no commitment to them and is curtailing budgetary allocation.

In the North East Indian States bamboos grow abundantly in the forest and plains. There are many restrictions in cutting trees from forests. So many people are growing bamboos in their private land for commercial purposes.

I would draw kind attention about the recent cases of rape and murders of girls and women in Tripura by BJP leaders and workers who are already arrested by Tripura police.

Sir, the 75th Anniversary of the ‘Quit India Movement’ is a very solemn occasion when we recollect not only the history but also the purpose and what was it that made it a successful Movement.

Foreign policy, as all of us know, is essentially an extension of your domestic policy. Now, what is in India’s interest should dominate what should be our foreign policy at any point of time. Over a period, historically, we have evolved our position that India’s foreign policy, essentially, has to be an independent foreign policy that will protect our interest.

Sir, I would like to submit the following serious matter before this august House and the Government. The World Athletic Championship will be held in London from 4th to 13th August. The Indian team which is participating in the meet was selected by the Indian Athletic Federation. This year, several criticisms were raised from different corners that the selection process was not fair and transparent.

I welcome and support this legislation, the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017. This Bill is a continuation of the historic legislation.

The Nirbhaya incident in 2012 has forever changed the way Delhi is witnessed by the other states across India, by normal people and also the other countries. The spike in rape cases following that heinous incident has been absolutely alarming.

I would like to draw your attention about the murderous attacks on dalits in Saharanpur which has resulted in a dalit youth being killed and many seriously injured. Certain upper caste elements sporting the colours of the Hindu Yuva Vahini launched these attacks on people.