Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


Congress leaders Manickam Tagore and Manish Tewari on Tuesday gave adjournment notices within the Lok Sabha to debate the influence of Cyclone Michaung in Chennai and a dialogue on the retired-Indian Navy personnel imprisoned in Qatar.

Tagore in his adjournment discover mentioned, “I hereby give discover of my intention to ask for go away to maneuver a movement for the adjournment of the enterprise of the home for the aim of discussing a particular matter of pressing significance, particularly — I transfer an adjournment movement to deal with the extreme influence of heavy rainfall in Chennai, with a recorded 47 millimetres in two days inflicting in depth harm to public properties and infrastructure.

“Acknowledging the swift response by the state government that prevented any loss of lives, it is imperative to discuss the situation in Parliament, especially the closure of the airport due to water on the runway, and the need for preparedness in the face of natural disasters like Cyclone Michaung, ” Tagore, who’s the Lok Sabha MP from Tamil Nadu’s Virudhu Nagar mentioned.

Meanwhile, Tewari gave adjourned discover to have a dialogue relating to 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 the response of the federal government has been — no response 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 remains 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.

The Winter Session commenced on Monday and can conclude on December 22.

On Monday, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury additionally raised the problem and demanded that the federal government “exhaust every resource” to convey again the eight former naval personnel who had been handed dying sentences by a courtroom in Qatar.

Raising the problem throughout the Zero Hour within the Lok Sabha, Chowdhury mentioned the federal government ought to exhaust each useful resource to do away with the fees towards the Indian nationals convicted by the Qatari courtroom

The Indian nationals had been handed the dying sentence by Qatar’s Court of First Instance on October 26.

India had described the ruling as “deeply” surprising and vowed to discover all authorized choices within the case.

An enchantment has already been filed towards the dying sentence and the next courtroom in Qatar has admitted the plea. The enchantment has been filed by the authorized staff of the detained Indian nationals.

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