Lok Sabha to discuss atrocities on Dalits on Thursday

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New Delhi | August 9, 2016 7:53 PM

A decision to this effect was taken by the Business Advisory Committee of the House which also decided to have a debate on the flood situation in the country on Friday, the last day of the session.

The government, sources said, is now more comfortable in holding the discussion on atrocities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at those indulging in violence in the name of cow protection. (PTI)The government, sources said, is now more comfortable in holding the discussion on atrocities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at those indulging in violence in the name of cow protection. (PTI)

A discussion on the issue of atrocities on Dalits will be taken up by the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

A decision to this effect was taken by the Business Advisory Committee of the House which also decided to have a debate on the flood situation in the country on Friday, the last day of the session.

Earlier, a demand of the opposition for a debate on the Dalit atrocity issue was rejected by the government at a previous meeting of the committee.

The government, sources said, is now more comfortable in holding the discussion on atrocities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at those indulging in violence in the name of cow protection.

The bill relating to amending the Motor Vehicles Act, which aims to improve road safety in the country, is likely to be referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee.

Several opposition members had suggested today in the Lok Sabha that it should be referred to the standing committee for a thorough scrutiny. Opposition also protested that the copies were not circulated to them in advance as per rule before the bill was introduced.

The amended bill will bring about hefty penalties for traffic rule violations, juvenile driving, drunken driving, driving without licence, dangerous driving, over-speeding, overloading and so on.

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