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Delhi Violence: Discussion In Parliament On March 11, Amit Shah To Reply

The Lok Sabha will discuss last week’s Delhi violence on March 11, a day after Holi, with Union Minister Amit Shah scheduled to reply to this discussion.

New Delhi| The Parliament house will hold a short-duration discussion on last week’s Delhi violence on March 11, a day after Holi, with Home Minister Amit Shah scheduled to reply, it was confirmed today.

This comes a day after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla suspended seven Congress MPs till April 3, the end of the budget session, for creating a ruckus during the opposition’s demand for a debate on the horrific violence that swept through northeast Delhi and claimed 53 lives.

The suspended members are Gaurav Gogoi, TN Prathapan, Dean Kuriakose, Benny Behananm, Manickam Tagore, Rajmohan Unnithan and Gurjeet Singh Aujla.

The opposition had demanded a debate on the matter earlier this week, creating a huge ruckus in parliament that led to repeated adjournments and allowing little time to carry any other business.

Parliamentary proceedings were repeatedly disrupted this week as members from Opposition parties demanded a debate on the Delhi riots, in which 53 people were killed. Both Houses have now been adjourned till March 11. The government says it’s ready for a discussion of the violence after Holi, according to the Lok Sabha Speaker.

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The biggest ruckus took place on Monday and Tuesday when members of the government and the opposition engaged in a scuffle and threw paper missiles at the chair.

The communal violence in North East Delhi, which has left at least 53 people dead and many homeless, has now become one of the deadliest riots in the country in the last three decades since the 1992 countrywide clashes following Babri Masjid demolition.

Police said that they have registered 654 FIRs in violent incidents and a total of 1820 persons have been detained. They have also registered 47 cases under sections of arms act.

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