Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


Congress MPs Manickam Tagore and Manish Tewari on Wednesday gave adjournment notices to debate the delay in census train and the problem of eight former Indian Navy personnel on loss of life row in Qatar.

In his discover within the Lok Sabha, Tagore, who’s the MP from Tamil Nadu’s Virudhu Nagar, mentioned, “I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely — to discuss about the abnormal intentional delay of the Central government for mitigating census exercise and to direct the government to initiate steps for the census process immediately without further delay.”

Tagore mentioned that was a matter of utmost significance that straight impacted the nation’s governance and the well-being of its residents. “The Census 2021 was initially postponed because of the extreme COVID outbreaks in 2019 and later it has been topic to irregular and intentional delays. The Central authorities, citing numerous causes similar to the provision of inhabitants projections primarily based on Census 2011 knowledge and the affect of the COVID-19 pandemic, has constantly deferred the graduation of subject actions for Census.

“In March 2022, sure amendments to Census Rules had been notified, permitting residents to self-enumerate themselves within the Census and the National Population Register (NPR). Despite this, the precise initiation of the census has been additional delayed. The Office of the Registrar General of India introduced in January this 12 months that the freezing of administrative boundaries had been prolonged to July 1, 2023, pushing the graduation of the census properly into 2024. But because of impending basic elections in 2024, the method wouldn’t be initiated in 2024 additionally.

“This intentional delay in conducting the census is becoming a significant hurdle in understanding the actual needs of our people. It has resulted in the failure of implementing various schemes and plans designed to cater to the specific requirements of our diverse population. As responsible citizens, we cannot overlook the adverse effects this delay may have on policy making, resource allocation, and the overall development of our nation, ” the Congress MP mentioned.

“Therefore, I urge this august House to have a dialogue concerning the pressing want for conducting the census instantly. The well timed completion of the census is essential for correct knowledge assortment, which in flip is important for efficient governance and the profitable implementation of presidency applications.

Tewari gave the adjournment discover to have a dialogue concerning the retired-Indian Navy personnel imprisoned in Qatar.

“I hereby give notice of my intention to ask for leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent importance, namely — That this House do suspend Zero Hour, Question Hour, and other Businesses of the Day to have a discussion regarding the retired-Indian Navy personnel imprisoned in Qatar. Captain Navtej Singh Gill, Captain Birendra Kumar Verma, Captain Saurabh Vasisht, Commander Amit Nagpal, Commander Purnendu Tiwari, Commander Sugunakar Pakala, Commander Sanjeev Gupta, and Sailor Ragesh, were sentenced by the Qatari court on October 26, 2023.”

He mentioned that he has been continually elevating this matter since August 2022 each inside and out of doors the House however there was no response from the federal government for 14 months.

“In the meantime the eight Naval Personnel (Retd) have ostensibly been brutally tortured, self incriminating confessions extracted and sentenced to death in a Kangaroo Trail in a couple of perfunctory hearings. The government has not even called in the Qatari Ambassador to protest the matter strongly. There is no visible protest by the Indian Government, ” he mentioned.

“Despite the purported acceptance of their appeal, crucial details such as charges, court rationale, and the judgment of the copy of the Court of First Instance remain undisclosed. I therefore urge the government to inform the House of the situation about our Navy personnel in Qatar and the steps taken to bring them back to India. I hereby request permission to raise this matter, ” Tewari added.

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