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#JNU, #RohithVemula take centre stage as parliament disrupts and debates on Day 2; 1 new Bill emerges

Rajya Sabha today saw disruptions as members from the opposition benches raised concerns related to the death of Rohith Vermula, a dalit student of Hyderabad University last month. While a discussion on the situation arising in the Central Institutions of higher education with specific reference to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and University of Hyderabad was scheduled to be taken up, members of the opposition sought two separate discussions. Consensus was reached that the issues will be taken up separately tomorrow.

Discussion on the Motion of Thanks was initiated in Lok Sabha.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha. The Bill enables delimitation of constituencies in the Cooch Behar District of West Bengal consequent upon the exchange of 51 Bangladeshi enclaves and 111 Indian enclaves.

The Lower House also took up discussion on the recent incidents that have taken place in JNU and Hyderabad University. Members from across political parties participated in the debate. Issues related to ‘criminalization of dissent’, the definition of nationalism, social justice, sovereignty were raised by several members.

At the time of sending this report, discussion was continuing in Lok Sabha.

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