Parliament live: Will form panel to review pellet gun use, says Rajnath

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2016 13:49 IST
Union home minister Rajnath Singh at Parliament house in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)

The monsoon session of Parliament entered its fourth day on Thursday.

The major points of discussions in the two Houses so far have hinged on rising violence in Kashmir, violence against Dalits in Una and flood control measures.

Home minister Rajnath Singh announced in the Lok Sabha that an expert committee would look into the use of pellet guns as a weapon used on protestors and that the committee would submit its report in two months. Use of pellet guns to control mob in the ongoing agitation in Kashmir, inflicting injuries in their eye, has been criticized, putting pressure on the state to review its use.

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia raked up the issue of UP BJP vice-president Dayashankar Singh called BSP supremo Mayawati a ‘prostitute’, in Lok Sabha and sought legal proceedings against Singh.

A total of 25 bills, including the crucial GST Bill, are expected to come up for consideration and passage during the monsoon session. Here are the live updates from the third day of the monsoon session:

Live updates:

1.02 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm.

12.50 pm: “Legal proceedings should be carried out against Dayashankar Singh,” Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia says in Lok Sabha.

12.40 pm: “Will constitute an expert committee to review the use of pellet guns for crowd control,” Rajnath Singh says in Lok Sabha.

12.32 pm: “Only non-lethal weapons should be used to tackle crowds during protests. And it’s not the first time pellet guns were used... We will form a committee to see if there are non-lethal ways to control the crowd,” Rajnath Singh says in LS.

12.21 pm: “The Kashmir issue needs to be dealt with collectively. Everyone needs to partake in the responsibility of making the situation better,” Rajnath Singh says in Lok Sabha.

12.17 pm: “J&K is India’s crown. But we can’t deny the fact that our neighbour has an eye on it:.. Pakistan instead of fixing its internal matters is trying to destabilize India,” home minister Rajnath Singh says in the Lok Sabha.

9.01 am: Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am

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