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Six private members' bills introduced in LS

india Updated: Jul 03, 2009 23:05 IST

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Six private members' bills were on Friday introduced in the Lok Sabha, including one seeking to provide compensation to the victims of Naxal violence and another on prevention of unsolicited calls on mobile phones.

The Persons Affected by Naxalite Terrorism (Relief and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2009 was introduced by Baijayant Panda (BJD) who sought compensation and employment for those affected by Maoist violence in various parts of the country.

Panda also moved the Prevention of Unsolicited Telephone Calls and Protection of Privacy Bill, 2009 which seeks to prohibit such calls by business promoters or individuals to persons not desirous of receiving them.

It also seeks to protect individual privacy of citizens.

Francisco Sardinha (Congress) introduced a bill to amend the law on prevention of cruelty to animals by removing restriction on bullfight in Goa.

Another bill for inclusion of Rajasthani language in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution was introduced by Arjun Meghwal (BJP).

Later, the House took up for discussion a private member's resolution for constitution of a National Board for the Development of Himalayan States, which was moved by Virender Kashyap (BJP). Members suggested a balance between preservation of environment and development in the Himalayan states.