The lathi charge by Delhi Police on the students of Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s alleged comments on Periyar, China’s stand on Arunachal Pradesh were among the important issues that were raised in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday during the Zero Hour.
Opposition members, cutting across party affiliation, described as the action by Delhi police on the JNU student as “suppression of voice” and demanded an apology.
While Trinamool’s Saugata Roy called it “unfortunate” and asked to rollback the increase, Bahujan Samaj Party Danish Ali sought an apology from the government.
“The government is undemocratically suppressing their voice against fee hike. The government is ruining higher education institutions,”alleged T N Prathapan of the Congress.
‘Don’t let Arunachal Pradesh to be Doklam’
BJP member from Arunchal Pradesh Tapir Gao claimed that China had encroached more than 50 kilometer of land of his State and requested the Centre to take note.
“If a repeat of Doklam takes place, it will happen in Arunachal Pradesh because China has encroached 50-60 km of the state,”Mr Gao claimed in the Lok Sabha and compared it to the 73 stand off at the Doklam plateau near Sikkim.
DMK MP poser to Ramdev
DMK MP, S Senthilkumar, condemned Yoga Guru Ramdev for allegedly describing Periyar as a “Dalit terrorist’ and asserted that the image of a social reformer like Periyar should not be distorted.
“Periyar fought for social equality and woman empowerment,” he said while condemning the Yoga guru.
‘Kartarpur visit without passport’
Congress MP from Gurjeet Aulja urged the Centre to ensure that pilgrims can visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan with Aadhar cards instead of passports and the fee of $20 US dollars is waived off. He also urged restoration of trade between the two countries, at least in the in the border areas.