New Delhi: The Congress continued its protest for the third day on Thursday over the suspension of 25 of its MPs by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Senior leaders including party president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, and former prime minister Manmohan Singh held a protest near Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at the parliament complex.
The protestors wore black bands on their arms. The Janata Dal(United) led by its leaders Sharad Yadav and K.C. Tyagi also participated in the protest.
On Monday, Mahajan suspended the Congress MPs for seven days for “wilfully obstructing the business of the house” and not adhering to her repeated requests to observe the rules in the house.
Amid a recent surge in mass shootings and proliferation of extremist content on social media, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has summoned executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter next week for a hearing on mass violence and extremism.
The hearing titled, “Mass Violence, Extremism, and Digital Responsibility,” will be convened on September 18. The committee has announced the lists of witnesses on Wednesday.
This hearing will examine the proliferation of extremism online and explore the effectiveness of industry efforts to remove violent content from online platforms, the panel said in the announcement.
“Witnesses will discuss how technology companies are working with law enforcement when violent or threatening content is identified and the processes for removal of such content,” the panel said.