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RS to witness a short duration discussion tomorrow on mob lynching

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 July 2017, 19:17 IST

A short duration discussion on cases of mob lynching will be held in Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were earlier today adjourned following protests by the opposition parties.

Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP) chief Mayawati earlier in the day resigned from the Rajya Sabha after she was not allowed to speak on the incidents of attacks on Dalits.

The Congress Party earlier on Monday gave a notice in the Rajya Sabha, requesting discussion on repeated incidents of lynching and atrocities unleashed on Dalits and minorities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, while addressing the floor of leaders of parties of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, urged all parties to extend their support to the government in fighting corruption and the issue of communal violence in the name of cow protection.

He added that the state governments must ensure the maintenance of law and order and strict action must be taken against those who break the law.

"Prime Minister Modi has asked the State Governments to take strict action against the anti-social elements creating violence in the name of cow vigilantism and punish them strictly," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said after the all-party meeting here.

"People are trying to give it a political and communal colour, but it is not in favour of the country," he added.


First published: 18 July 2017, 19:17 IST