Opposition walks out of RS over ‘misuse’ of NHRC to probe Bihar liquor deaths

  • TMC MP Dola Sen raised the issue of NHRC’s action
  • NHRC is being used as a political tool in Bihar hooch tragedy issue: RJD
  • Constitutional institutions are being misused: JD-U

Politics on Bihar hooch tragedy is heating up with the issue led to disruption in both the houses in Parliament in the wake of heated exchange of words between the treasury and opposition members of parliament.

The main contention of the political slugfest was the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) decision to send its team to Bihar for the investigation of the tragic deaths, with the JD-U MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh questioning the rights body’s mandate in the incident.  Singh, who is also the president of the JD-U, asked in Lok Sabha why the NHRC) is probing the Chhapra hooch tragedy. He said: “National Human Rights Commission has informed the Bihar government that the hooch deaths in Chhapra will be probed by them. How did the human rights commission come into this?” “Constitutional institutions are being misused,” he charged. However, BJP MP from Patna Sahib and former union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad backed the NHRC probe saying: “Over 100 people died of poisonous liquor. There was no post-mortem, and the viscera were not kept. NHRC should go there, Child commission should also go because those who died include children, Dalits, and backward groups. This is a serious issue.”

On the other hand, in the Rajya Sabha, the opposition parties came together and attacked the Union government, accusing it of misusing the NHRC. The MPs from JD-U, Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Trinamool Congress walked out from the House while raising the issue. Trinamool Congress MP Dola Sen raised the issue of NHRC’s action in connection with the Bihar liquor tragedy. Sen reportedly insisted that it was a “matter of sorrow that the NHRC did not go to Morbi and Uttar Pradesh, it only likes to go to Bihar and West Bengal”. Other opposition MPs also attacked the Narendra Modi government for misusing central agencies and institutions against them. They then walked out of the House in protest.

Speaking to media, RJD parliamentarian Manoj Kumar Jha, said: “NHRC is being used as a political tool in Bihar hooch tragedy issue.” He added that “Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s own state Gujarat faces hooch tragedy on every third month but the NHRC never visited there”. He added: “NHRC neither visited to probe Morbi nor the killing of hundreds of people in Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. The entire opposition walked out of the house in protest of the partisan role of the NHRC.”

Interestingly, two days ago, Prem Chandra Mishra, Congress leader in Bihar, had charged that the NHRC was being “misused” by the Centre like other central agencies such as Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation.

-INDIA NEWS STREAM

NHRC flags ‘deplorable conditions’ of mental healthcare institutions

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has assailed the government-run mental healthcare institutions, saying that they are in “inhuman and deplorable conditions”. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the NHRC...

JD-U chief to give a miss to Bharat Jodo Yatra

Janata Dal (United) president Rajiv Ranjan, alias Lalan Singh is likely to miss culmination of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra which is going to end in a week....

You want to send Teesta Setalvad back to custody after 7 years of bail? SC asks CBI, Gujarat govt

The issue pertains to an alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Amedabad’s Gulbarg Society The prosecution said that are more than one case against Setalvad and her husband...

After JNU, controversy in Jamia over screening of BBC documentary; 10 detained

Over a dozen students, including members of a left-wing group, were detained by the police and classes were suspended at Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday after the student groups’...

Chandra Kumar Bose’s loaded statement hints towards his possible shift to Trinamool Congress

Kolkata: Within 48 hours after the country celebrated the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose, despite being the face of BJP in West...

Stung with criticism, AK Antony’s son quits Congress

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after former Defence Minister A.K. Antony's son, Anil Antony's tweets slamming the BBC's controversial documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew flak, he resigned from his roles...

SP leader Maurya booked for Ramcharitmanas remarks

Lucknow: An FIR has been lodged against Samajwadi Party (SP) MLC Swami Prasad Maurya over his remark on the Ramcharitmanas, an epic poem in Awadhi language by Tulsidas. The FIR...

A K Antony’s son opposes BJP documentary against Modi

The Gujarat riots are back in focus. The BJP has got support from unexpected quarters, Congress leader AK Antony’s son in the ongoing controversy over the BBC documentary, “India: The...

Truth always comes out: Rahul on BBC documentary

Jammu: Rahul Gandhi while reacting to the BBC documentary on Gujarat riots said that truth always comes out and it cannot be suppressed by using the ED and CBI. "The...

BJY succeeded in fighting ‘BJP narrative of hatred’, says Rahul

Jammu : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Bharat Jodo Yatra had largely succeeded in fighting "the narrative of hatred spread by the BJP". Continuing his Yatra from...

Ruckus delays Delhi mayor poll again, MCD House adjourned  

The MCD is due to elect the national capital's first mayor as a whole in a decade The ruckus started when AAP councillor raised objection over voting by nominated members...

Urmila Matondkar welcomes Rahul Gandhi’s BJY on the way to her ‘sasural’

Jammu/Mumbai : Bolstering the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and Bollywood belle Urmila Matondkar turned up in a dazzling Kashmiri attire to accord a warm welcome to...

Read Previous

Gujarat HC pulls up state over stray cattle menace

Read Next

‘Sultan of Swing’ Wasim Akram to attend Lanka Premier League final

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com