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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of State violence in India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of State violence. @project_polis

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#AllIndiaRadio Has Downgraded National Languages to Regional Ones: The decision to shut down the central news units of #AIR in several Indian languages in Delhi & shift them to their state capitals is in line with the hegemony of Hindi. @thewire_in…
Following Assault on Muslim Boy Outside UP Temple, Hindutva Groups Harden Communal Rhetoric: Emboldened by Police not opposing bail to prime accused, right-wing groups are using the situation to fuel hatred. @thewire_in…
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THREAD: Zill-e-Ilahi ka daur kahatam ho chuka hai, Modi ki aankhon mein aankhein daal kar unki ghaltiyon ko bayaan kiya jayega

Spoke in #LokSabha in response to President's Address

@PMOIndia is hesitant & afraid of even uttering CHINA's name? [1/n]
After 45 years China killed 20 of our soldiers & govt has insulted their supreme sacrifice. India cannot even patrol at the place where they were killed. China has occupied our territory in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim and @PMOIndia is afraid of even raising the issue 2/n
#मैं_आंदोलनजीवी_हूँ & I'm proud of it. Instead of constructing defensive border infrastructure in Arunachal, Sikkim & Ladakh, the govt has built it in #Singhu, #Ghazipur & #Tikri. Treatment ideally meant for Chinese soldiers is being meted out on protesting Indian farmers 3/n
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Stormy confrontations on the contentious agriculture laws are likely to continue in both Houses of Parliament on Thursday, with the Opposition demanding a separate discussion on the farmer protests.

Live updates:…
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh requests that more members be allowed in the #RajyaSabha hall to create an atmosphere of debate, reports The Indian Express.

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Congress MP Manish Tewari has given adjournment motion notice in #LokSabha over the farm laws, reports The Indian Express.

Live updates:… #FarmersProtest
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#LokSabha passes 3 Historic and path-breaking Labour Codes

🔶Occupational Safety, Health And Working Conditions Code, 2020

🔶Industrial Relations Code, 2020

🔶The Code On Social Security, 2020

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New Labour Codes to envisage covering over 50 crore workers from organized, unorganized and self employed for minimum wages, social security.

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Social Security net of ESIC and EPFO to Widen opening up for all workers and self-employed Image
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FM @nsitharaman speaking in #LokSabha

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Debate on Insolvency & Bankruptcy code (2nd Amendment) Bill, 2020

FM: Govt. approach to immediately help companies
@nsitharaman @FinMinIndia
FM @nsitharaman : Over 40 lakh cases referred to Lok Adalats
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#Thread: #VeerSavarkar - From the eyes of #MahatmaGandhi, #NetajiBose #IndiraGandhi & #Communists.

#Swantantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Veer Savarkar was an Indian patriot, independence activist, poet, writer and a social revolutionary.

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Post 2014, several allegations were made to malign the image of #VeerSavarkar.

Despite the availability of several documents in the public domain, some people chose to believe the blatant lies spread about him by #Communists/#Islamists and vicious politicians.

In this thread, let us try to understand #Savarkar through the eyes of some eminent and revered personalities throughout India.

🔸#MahatmaGandhi: Contrary to popular perceptions, #Gandhi was not at loggerheads with Savarkar.

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Strongly opposed the 3 agriculture-related Bills in #LokSabha, as they will sound death knell for 20 lakh farmers, 3 lakh ‘mandi’ labourers, 30 lakh khet mazdoor & 30,000 ‘arhatiyas’ besides destroying food grain procurement system established over 50 years.

SAD was not involved in the consultative process & the party’s representative @HarsimratBadal_ had asked for #ordinances to be delayed till a broad consensus was achieved after talks with farmers. We conveyed this to Union Agri Minister too.
Cong has badly let down farmers of the nation's grain basket which fulfilled 80% food grain requirement in 1980 & supplies 50 % food grains even today. Punjab also sacrificed its water resources & produced rice even during drought.
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Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to resign from government to protest farm bills. Image
Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the only SAD representative in the Modi government.
#LokSabha passes two agri sector bills amid protests by opposition, SAD.

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As a party of the farmers, @Akali_Dal_ cannot support anything which goes against the interest of the ‘annadata’ in the country, especially in #Punjab. So, we opposed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 in #LokSabha today. 1/4
.@Akali_Dal_ has always championed the cause of the #farmers and has made supreme sacrifices to safeguard their interests. That legacy can’t and will not be compromised or diluted, no matter what price we have to pay. 2/4
The govt has erred grievously in not taking stake holders–farmers & their organisations – on board. @Akali_Dal_ representative in Cabinet @HarsimratBadal_ had raised objections and had requested that the Ordinances be put off. But that not happened. 3/4
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#LokSabha resumes with social distancing norms in place. Speaker has a glass in front of him and MPs are seated at a distance with masks all 'round.

Obituary References being made by the speaker.

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Right up on the priority list is a statement by the Health Minister on the COVID-19 situation in India and the steps taken by the government.

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Lok Sabha adjourned, will reassemble after an hour.

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This #MonsoonSession, Parliament will have no question hour, no weekend breaks or private members’ bills… Image
"May the upcoming #ParliamentSession be a productive one": tweets PM @narendramodi

#MonsoonSession #Parliament
@narendramodi "In this #ParliamentSession, several important discussions will be done by lawmakers": PM @narendramodi

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PDP-Mehbooba Mufti. A #Thread

The latest remarks by PDP claiming to fight #abrogation of #Article370 comes to no surprise. The party helmed by Ms Mehbooba #Mufti has a long history of peddling controversies in #Kashmir to gain political traction
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#PDP was founded in 1998 Late #Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. Interestingly he was the state's Home Minister when the fateful abduction of Rubaiya Sayeed(his daughter)took place in 1989. Many believes this was the turning point in #Kashmir's history which propelled it into chaos
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PDP Government’s blunders in #BhuranWani incident in 2016 saw a massive breakdown of governance in the history #Kashmir second only to 1989’s unrest.
It marked the revival of #Separatism & #terrorism, which had remarkably waned in the whole of Kashmir, between..
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I’ve been focusing on #Pakistan and #CPEC recently, but wanted to tell you all about this article on #India that @WilfriedSwenden and I published recently. In it we assess Lijphart’s claim that India should be coded as consociational 1/n.
Wilfried and I aren't the first ones to do this but we use new data, some from @TCPD_Ashoka to assess power sharing in #India in relation to #religion #caste, #territory and #language 2/n
In relation to the Union #Cabinet we find that #Muslims are under-represented according to their proportion of the population and that this is getting worse 3/n #India Deviation from proportionality in Indian cabinet based on religion 1947-2018
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On this #AprilFoolsDay, recounting some instances from #Parliament which had us fooled in the last one year:

1. Delaying discussing #FinanceBill for almost a week and then passing it without discussion in #LokSabha, because #Parliament had to be shut due to #COVID outbreak
2. On last day of curtailed #BdgetSession in #RajyaSabha, 7 Money Bills were returned in 5 hours, with 2 Appropriation Bills and all 154 clauses and 5 schedules of Finance Bill put to vote together without any discussion and cleared in 5 minutes

3. Sending #DataProtection Bill to specially constituted Joint Parliament Committee headed by a BJP MP instead of already existing Standing Committee headed by an Opposition MP

#AprilFoolsDay instances from #Parliament
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Currently in discussion in #LokSabha: The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020.

The Bill seeks to merge three Ayurveda institutes into one- Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda. The Bill also declares it as an institution of National Importance.

It will be situated in the campus of Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.

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Why Former #CJI #Gogoi 's nomination to #RajyaSabha is not unprecedented...

CJ Fazal Ali
CJ Patna HC (1943-64)
Judge, Supreme Court (1951- 30 May 1952)
Governor Odisha (7 June 1952-54) (1/6)
- CJ M. C. Chagla
CJ Bombay HC (1947-58)
Ambassador of India to USA (1958-61)
High Commissioner of India to UK (1962-63)
Education Minister (1963-66)
MEA (1966-67) (2/6)
- Justice K. S. Hegde
#RajyaSabha (1952-57)
Judge SC (1967)
#LokSabha (1977) from Janata Party
LS Speaker (1977-80)

- CJI Koka Subba Rao
CJ AP HC (1956-58)
CJI (1966-67)
(contested President of India election in 1967) (3/6)
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Not a single incident post 2300 hours on 25.2.2020. We said discussion after Holi, so that no flare up again. and let police carry out investigation so that facts can emerge. So that peace remains in Delhi: Home Minister @AmitShah in Lok Sabha. Therefore sought discussion on 11th
In Lok Sabha @AmitShah seeks `protection' (संरक्षण) of Speaker @ombirlakota to be able to make his statement. Shah praises @DelhiPolice for handling riots in an area where population is 20 lakh. Population of #Delhi 1.70 crore. Police kept riots restricted to 12 police stn areas.
Violence in Delhi remained restricted to 36 hours. 1400 hours on 24th Feb to 2300 hours on 25th Feb. @DelhiPolice did not let violence spread beyond 12 police station areas (in parts of east Delhi): @AmitShah in Lok Sabha clarifies he did not go to #TajMahal w/ @realDonaldTrump.
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Earlier, in #LokSabha, FM also outlined a 7-point plan to boost consumption:

1. Minimum Support Price (MSP) increased for all mandated Rabi and Kharif crops for 2019-20

2. PM- KISAN extended to all farmers irrespective of holding size. Rs. 50,000 cr has reached 8.1 cr farmers.
3. To extend social security, the government has approved a new scheme for providing pension to the trader community.

4. GST rate on all electric vehicles reduced to 5% from 12%.

#BudgetSession2020 #BudgetSession
5. Dividend Distribution Tax has been removed

6. Corporate tax will also give money in the hands of people who are retail shareholders

7. Alternative personal income tax rates will benefit and give more money for consumption


#BudgetSession2020 #BudgetSession
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In #LokSabha, FM outlined a 13-point plan to improve public and private investments:

1. The amendment to IBC helped fast tracking the insolvency resolution process

2. Rs.103 lakh cr worth of projects have been announced in the National Infrastructure Pipeline

3. Reduced corporate tax rate for domestic companies to 22% without any exemptions; Minimum Alternative Tax removed

4. Infusion of Rs. 60,314 crore till November 2019 into public sector banks

5. Strong banks are an imperative to achieve the $5 trillion economy. Efficiency gains from the consolidation of public banks exercise is expected to bring down the cost of lending

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Congress moves adjournment motion in Lok Sabha against BJP MP Anant Hegde for his statement calling Mahatma Gandhi’s freedom struggle “Drama”

Parliament LIVE blog:

#LokSabha adjourned till noon

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Opposition MPs raise slogans against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Rajya Sabha.
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A detailed thread on the life and facts of #BharathRatna Sri #AtalBihariVajpayee Ji: A visionary, statesman, politician, leader of people, and loved by all. In his political career which spanned several decades, he created a legacy which will ensure that he'll never be forgotten.
A respectable figure & one of the greatest politicians of India. Also known as the “#BhishmaPitamah” of Indian politics,#AtalJi's personality was able to win over not only all the countrymen but also his oppositions. He was a gem of a politician who always put his #country first.
He was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior.

His father was Pandit Krishan Bihari Vajpayee.

He was a teacher. His mother's name was Krishna.

He studied at Victoria College, Gwalior, which is now Laxmibai College. He joined the RSS as a student & became a national level debater.
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🔴🔴🔴Long Thread 🔴🔴🔴

Topic: The #NRC v #CAB Debate

Given the umpteen opinions and point of views surrounding NRC and CAB, I wanted to write a simple and neutral point of view on these 2 bills, covering pros & cons of the same.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Before I start. If any of you notice glaring errors or misjudgement in my thread, I'm more than happy to hear you. But let's keep the thread / replies civil.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
Firstly, let's see what each bill stands for.

NRC - Now only limited to Assam focuses on deciding the citizenship of those living in #Assam by judging their residentship/presence (or that of their ancestors) before March 24, 1971.

#CABBill #NRC #RajyaSabha #LokSabha #AmitShah
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In May 2019 the IAF intercepted an #AN32 aircraft flying in from #Karachi. All of North India’s missile defense systems were activated and it was force landed in Jaipur. What was the CARGO of this mysterious aircraft? Why was this entire issue buried?…
IAF radars detected an Antonov aircraft crossing into Indian airspace from an unauthorized point near #Gujarat. The aircraft’s transponder was ON but deviation from standard route raised red flags. When IAF tried to contact the plane, it didn’t respond.…
The Air Force scrambled 2 fully armed Sukhoi fighter jets to intercept this aircraft. The Air Force claims that the AN-12 did not initially respond on the international distress frequency or to the visual signals by the scrambled Sukhoi fighters.…
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Ingenious Trickery – Draft National Education Policy 2019…
Excuse me for the Self Retweet...
The reverse counting has begun to pass this dangerous law. #Nep2019
नई शिक्षा नीति 2019 लागू की जाती है तो यह सरे आम होगा...

डॉ कस्तुरीरंगन समिति की स्पष्ट सिफारिश है कि शिक्षण संस्थानों को पूर्ण स्वायत्तता दी जाए.
और शिक्षा को फिलान्थ्रोफी के माध्यम से निजी संस्थानों को सौंप दिया जाए.
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