Demand in RS for recognising soldiers

Ahead of the anniversary of terror attack on Parliament, a demand was made in Rajya Sabha for giving recognition to all the soldiers who have laid down their lives in anti-terror campaign.

PTI| Updated: Dec 09, 2014, 21:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Ahead of the anniversary of terror attack on Parliament, a demand was made in Rajya Sabha for giving recognition to all the soldiers who have laid down their lives in anti-terror campaign.

Making the demand through a special mention, Prabhat Jha (BJP) said as the nation remembers soldiers who laid down their lives in the terror attack on Parliament on December 13,2001, all those brave soldiers who have given the supreme sacrifice for the nation be given due recognition and honoured.

In another special mention, Derek O'Brien (TMC) made a demand to take urgent measures to ensure issuance of Gorkha certificates to christian Gorkha minorities.

As the member sought Minorities Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla's response, she assured the member that she has already asked ministry officials to look into the issue and ascertain the reasons for denial of certificates to gorkhas.

"We will try to find the reason and why this has happened. The facts are being ascertained.If it falls under my Ministry, we certainly take steps to redress the grievance," Najma said.

Paul Manoj Pandian (AIADMK) made a demand for early steps to set up an AIIMS in Tamil Nadu.

Gundu Sudharani (TDP) demanded effective measures to check increasing incidents of suicide by farmers in Telangana, while Devendra Goud (TDP) made a demand for increasing the number of junior research fellowships for OBCs under Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Programme.

Tiruchi Siva (DMK) made a demand to take necessary steps for declaring Thirukkural as a national scripture.