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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) proposal to form a commission of inquiry to address the issue of crime against women, has been strongly criticized by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) who termed it as “illegal.”

In the one-day special Assembly session on Monday, called to discuss the deteriorating law and order situation and women’s safety, the AAP government put forth a proposal to set up a commission of inquiry, which will include a judge, to recommend viable action in cases of crime against women in the city.

But as soon as Women and Child, and Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar tabled the resolution, BJP MLAs termed it is illegal and walked out of the Assembly.

Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said, “The commission of inquiry is in contravention of Rule number 239AA.”

“Setting up a commission is only a drama to mislead the people of Delhi. The Assembly cannot set up a commission of inquiry on matters beyond Assembly’s jurisdiction, so it is illegal,” he added.

The special Assembly session was held after a tiff between the AAP government and Delhi Police, in regard to the murder of a 19-year-old girl in Anand Parbhat area on July 16. The AAP government had blamed the police of taking the case “lightly”, with claims that her life could have been saved if her complaint against the accused was taken seriously.

The session scheduled for July 28 was later postponed due to the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

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BJP President Amit Shah States The Importance of Having Citizenship Bill

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue

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BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was “very necessary” and added that the government was working on building a consensus with stakeholders in the northeast.

Addressing the media here, Amit Shah also said that the government had brought the bill after much thought and Home Minister Rajnath Singh was holding consultations with various people to address the opposition to the issue.

“There are two sides of a coin. There are decisions that some like and some don’t… The fate of huge number of refugees can’t be kept hanging in the balance and we are firm on it,” he said.

Asked what would be the BJP’s stand if suggestions come to withdraw the Bill as it has created unrest in the entire northeast, Amit Shah said: “Home Minister is holding discussions with political parties. Discussion with some parties have already taken place. If consensus emerges, we will definitely move ahead but the Citizenship Bill is highly necessary for the country.”

The Bill seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who entered India before December 31, 2014.

Amit Shah
BJP President Amit Shah.

Political parties and civic groups in the northeast say if this is implemented, “outsiders” will overwhelm the local population.

The BJP President was also committed to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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“The BJP wants the Ram Temple should be built at the same place in Ayodhya where Lord Ram was born. Our stand is clear. There is no confusion.”

Asking opposition parties not to create obstacles in the construction of Ram temple, he told them to clear their stand on the issue. (IANS)