Both Houses Adjourned As Protests By Opposition Continue

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  • Lok Sabha adjourned till Monday.
  • Uproar in Parliament over Lakhimpur incident.
  • Immediate demand sacking of MoS Home Ajay Misra Teni.

New Delhi: Amid protests by Opposition MPs over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Lok Sabha has been adjourned till December 20th, Monday. The demand for the resignation of minister of state for home, Ajay Misra ‘Teni’, has grown stronger as opposition parties continued their protest in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Meanwhile, the opposition in Rajya Sabha is also protesting against the suspension of the 12 MPs demanding revocation of the order.

Amid complete chaos, both houses of Parliament were adjourned within minutes of the proceedings starting on Thursday. The protests are expected to continue on Friday. Opposition parties in the Lok Sabha have been seeking a discussion over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and the removal of ‘Teni’ after investigators said his son Ashish Mishra and others mowed down farmers in the Uttar Pradesh district on October 3rd, terming it a “pre-planned conspiracy”.

Meanwhile, the government is expected to table a bill on December 20th to amend the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, rising the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years, making it at par with men. The winter session of Parliament started on November 29th and will continue till December 23rd.

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