Hindustantimes wants to start sending you push notifications. Click allow to subscribe

Amit Shah says his loud voice a manufacturing defect, gets ‘angry only when…’

Published on Apr 04, 2022 08:56 PM IST
While presenting the ‘Criminal Procedure (Identification)’ bill, the home minister was interrupted by a Trinamool Congress MP who said “you speak as if you are scolding”.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks in the Lok Sabha during the second part of Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Monday. ((SANSAD TV/PTI Photo))
ByIshika Yadav | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said in the Lok Sabha that his loud voice “is a manufacturing defect”, evoking laughter from fellow MPs.

While presenting the ‘Criminal Procedure (Identification)’ bill, the home minister was interrupted by a Trinamool Congress MP who said “you speak as if you are scolding”.

Shah then replied laughing, "I never scold anyone. My voice is a little high-pitched. It is my manufacturing defect. I do not get angry, except on matters related to Kashmir.”

Parliament had in August 2019 passed a bill to abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. During the passage of the bill, there was a heated exchange between Amit Shah and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Responding to Chowdhury, Shah had then said, "What do you think we are doing? We are ready to sacrifice our life for the country.".

The Criminal Procedure Identification Bill 2022 was passed in the Lok Sabha later in the day. The second phase of the Budget session is currently underway.

Speaking about the bill, Shah hit out at opposition parties who raised concerns over human rights violations due to possible misuse of the bill. He said they "worry about the rights of rapists and looters" and that the government cares about law-abiding citizens.

RELATED STORIES

"Those who are citing human rights should also think about the human rights of rape victims. They (opposition) only worry about rapists and looters. What about the human right of the person who has been looted? This bill is brought in to ensure the safety of law-abiding citizens of the country," said the home minister.

Shah said the bill seeks to define “measurements” to include finger impressions, palm-print and foot-print impressions, photographs, iris and retina scan, physical, and biological samples and their analysis.

It also seeks to empower the National Crime Records Bureau to collect, store and preserve the record of measurements and for sharing, dissemination, destruction and disposal of records.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Topics
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
OPEN APP