Parliament Winter Session: Rajya Sabha passes Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reiterated in Lok Sabha in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament that the situation in Kashmir valley is completely "normal" and hit out at Congress saying that the party is more concerned about the "political activity" in the region than the people there. The Home Minister assured that the lower house that political leaders, who are currently in jail, will be released only by the local administration and the government will not interfere in their decision.

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10 December 2019
21:47 PM

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18:59 PM

Lok Sabha passes 'The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019' to continue the reservation of seats for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes for another ten years that is up to January 25, 2030. 

18:51 PM

Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed in Rajya Sabha. 

17:54 PM

Citizenship Amendment Bill to be introduced in Rajya Sabha at 2 pm, on Wednesday (December 11). 

17:53 PM

Asaduddin Owaisi criticizes Shiv Sena's support to the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 said, ''This is 'Bhangra politics'. They write 'secular', in common minimum programme, this bill is against secularism and Article 14. It is the politics of opportunism.''

15:34 PM

Commenting on the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said, ''Anyone who disagrees is a 'deshdrohi' is their illusion. We have suggested changes in the Bill we want in Rajya Sabha. It is an illusion that only BJP cares for the country.''

14:28 PM

Visual: Hindu refugees from Pakistan living in Delhi's Majnu-ka-Tila area celebrate passage of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in Lok Sabha.

14:12 PM

MEA in response to queries regarding comments made by US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB): The statement made by USCIRF on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is neither accurate nor warranted.

14:04 PM

Criminal Law(Amendment) Act, 2018 was enacted to prescribe even more stringent penal provisions including death penalty for rape of girl below 12 yrs of age. Act also mandates probe completion&trials within 2 months each: MoS G Kishan Reddy

14:03 PM

MoS G Kishan Reddy in a written reply to a question asked by Rahul Gandhi on farmers' suicides: "As informed by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), many states/union territories reported “Nil” data on suicides by farmers/cultivators and agricultural labourers."

14:03 PM

Visuals: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval arrives in Parliament.

14:02 PM

MoS for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question on development of new Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh, in Lok Sabha: 7th Central Pay Commission allowances worth around Rs 4800 crores approved for Government employees of UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

12:54 PM

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy speaks in Lok Sabha on women's safety: Women safety is a high priority for the Government and several initiatives have been taken for their safety across the country. "The Criminal Law (Amendment), Act 2013 was enacted for effective deterrence against sexual offences. Further, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018 was enacted to prescribe even more stringent penal provisions including death penalty for rape of a girl below the age of 12 years. The Act also inter-alia mandates completion of investigation and trials within 2 months each," he said. 


12:53 PM

Since 1990, at least 22,557 militants have been neutralized in incidents of terrorist violence by security forces till December 1st, 2019. During the attempts of infiltration from across the border from 2005 till October 31st, 2019. 1011 militants have been killed, 42 militants have been apprehended and 2253 militants have been pushed back/returned due to efficient vigil of security forces: MoS G Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha

12:47 PM

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in his written reply to Lok Sabha said that regular attempts for infiltration by terrorists through the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir are sponsored and supported from across the border. Since August, 2019, 84 such attempts have been made from across the border and it is estimated that 59 such terrorist could have infiltrated into valley.

12:46 PM

Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant on whether party will extend its support to CAB in Rajya Sabha: Alag alag bhumika hoti kya humari? Rashtra ki hith ki bhumika lekar Shiv Sena khadi rehti hain. Yeh kisi ki monopoly nahi hai.

12:40 PM

Copy of Amit Shah's statement in Lok Sabha over Kashmir situation:

12:32 PM

Rahul Gandhi opposes Citizenship Amendment Bill, tweetes, "The #CAB is an attack on the Indian constitution. Anyone who supports it is attacking and attempting to destroy the foundation of our nation."

12:31 PM

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary raises rising incident of sexual crime against women in the country, says, "Unfortunate that Prime Minister who speaks on everything, is silent on this issue (crimes against women). From 'make in India', India is slowly heading towards 'rape in India'."

12:30 PM

We don't want to keep the Kashmiri leaders even a day extra in jail.  Farooq Abdullah's father was kept in jail for 11 years by Congress. We don't want to follow them. As soon as the administration decides, they will be released: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

11:51 AM

Detained political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir to be released by local administration at appropriate time; there will be no Central interference: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

11:39 AM

Situation in Kashmir valley is completely normal. I can't make Congress's condition normal, because they had predicted bloodshed after the abrogation of article 370. Nothing of that sort happened, not one bullet was fired: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha

11:09 AM

Visuals: Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Parliament.

11:06 AM

Six hours allocated for discussion on Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow. 

11:00 AM

BJP Rajya Sabha MP RK Sinha goves Zero House notice in Rajya Sabha demanding Padma Award and renaming of Patna University to honour late mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh.

10:59 AM

I request the Government of India to consider giving citizenship to more than 1 lakh Tamil Sri Lankans who are living in this country as refugees for the last 35 years: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

10:59 AM

AIADMK likely to support Centre's Citizenship Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha: Sources

10:57 AM

Left parties stage protest at Mahatma Gandhi 's statue in Parliament against Citizenship Amendment Bill.

10:54 AM

Congress leader Kapil Sibal counters Citizenship Amendment Bill, says division of India was not on religious lines. 

10:51 AM

Congress MP Kodikunnil Suresh has given Adjournment Motion Notice in Lok Sabha over 'violence on women, children, SC/STs in the country'.

10:45 AM

Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy has given adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha over, 'brutal lathicharge on Jawaharlal Nehru University students by Delhi Police'.

10:44 AM

Visuals: Protest held in Agartala against Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019.

10:44 AM

BJP MP RK Sinha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand of a Padma Award and renaming of Patna University to honour late Mathematician Vashishtha Narayan Singh.'

10:44 AM

Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 to be tabled in Rajya Sabha tomorrow: Sources

10:42 AM

Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal is likely to make a statement in Rajya Sabha Tuesday, regarding India's position in Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

10:32 AM

Congress leader P Chidambaram says the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as 'patently unconstitutional' and the battle to counter will shift to the Supreme Court. "That is the price we pay for giving a party a brute majority that it uses to trample over the wishes of the states and the people," said Chidambaram on Twitter.

10:32 AM

Assam: People stage protest in Jorabat against Citizenship Amendment Bill which was passed in Lok Sabha, on Monday.

10:31 AM

Congress MP Chhaya Verma has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'unprecedented rise in price of onions in the country.'

10:31 AM

Biju Janata Dal MP Prasanna Acharya has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'alarming position of India in  2019 Global Hunger Index.'

10:31 AM

Amit Shah to move Arms Amendment Bill for passage in Rajya Sabha today.