Quite in the last month, our country witnessed one among the many Lynching stories that affect our society and makes it even more primitive than it was in the earlier times: The case of a Muslim Boy with the name of Junaid, who was lynched in a train.
"Modi said state governments must ensure the maintenance of law and order and strict action must be taken against those who break the law", an official statement quoted Modi as having said in the meeting. Some parties are likely to raise the issue of notification on ban on cow slaughter and demand an explanation from the government on it. "However, people must know that there is a law to protect the cow and the violation of law is not an alternative".
"They (cow vigilantes) must be vigorously opposed and action taken to restore faith of all Indians in our Constitution", he said.
Both houses of Parliament are unlikely to transact any business on the first day (July 17) on account of the death of two members - Vinod Khanna (Lok Sabha) and Anil Dave and P. Goverdhan Reddy (Rajya Sabha).
Lalu Prasad and Tejaswi Yadav, who is also the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, have denied the charges of corruption against them and accused the BJP of "vendetta politics".
"I hope that all political parties, members of Parliament will work towards the national interest and will engage in high standards of debate which provide value-addition to the proceedings", he said.
Arguing that besides probity in public life action against the corrupt was a must; Modi appealed to political parties to identify and isolate such leaders.
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Another Murray intervention sealed a second break for 4-3 and this time they served out when the Scot hammered away a smash. Kontinen said he and Watson had not taken their chances but they hope to team up again next year.
Another Congress leader P.L. Punia said that the Prime Minister should send a strict advisory to the BJP ruled states in this regard so that such incidents do not occur. The Janata Dal (United) also skipped the meeting.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said 21 bills were pending in the Lok Sabha and 42 in the Rajya Sabha.
He also aired his concern over the flood situation in the eastern and north-eastern states of the country.
"Farm distress" and the "economic burdens" on the people were also taken up.
The Opposition simultaneously challenged the Centre on issues that underline a deteriorating internal security situation, including the recent attack on Amarnath pilgrims.
PM Modi said it would have been very good had a consensus been reached on the presidential candidate. "On August 9, which comes in the midst of the session, the Quit India Movement turns 75 years", he said.