Tuesday, January 19, 2021
ADVT 
India

Jallianwala Bagh Bill Introduced In Lok Sabha, Congress Opposes

Darpan News Desk IANS, 08 Jul, 2019
  • Jallianwala Bagh Bill Introduced In Lok Sabha, Congress Opposes

A Bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body "apolitical" was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid opposition by the Congress.


The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, moved by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel, states that it seeks to “delete” the mention of 'President of the Indian National Congress' as a trustee.


A similar Bill was brought by the previous government but it could not get parliamentary nod and lapsed.


Opposing the Bill, Shashi Tharoor (Congress) said his party is opposed to the Bill as it is a “denial of heritage of the country”.


"...it should be stopped. It is a national memorial, do not betray our history and heritage," he said.


Hitting back, Patel said for the last 40-50 years, the Congress did nothing for the memorial. He said he would give a detailed response once the Bill comes up for consideration and passage.


The amendment Bill also paves way for the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha to be a member of the trust. As of now, only leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha is a member of the trust.


The amendment Bill also confers power to the Central government to terminate the term of a nominated trustee before the expiry of the term without assigning any reason.


As of now, the trust, which manages the memorial, has the prime minister as the chairperson, president of Indian National Congress, culture minister, leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, Punjab governor, Punjab CM as its members.


Virendra Kataria, Ambika Soni and Harvendra Singh Hanspal are nominated trustees appointed in 2013 for five years, according to the Culture Ministry website.


Jallianwala Bagh memorial was established in 1951 by the Central government to mark the massacre of unarmed people on April 13, 1919 by the British Indian Army under the command of Col Reginald Dyer.

MORE India ARTICLES

Over 36% Indian Schools Without Electricity: HRD Minister

Over 36% Indian Schools Without Electricity: HRD Minister

Over 36 per cent of schools across the country do not have electricity, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Monday.

 

 

Over 36% Indian Schools Without Electricity: HRD Minister

Here’s Why Many Women Don’t Have Uterus In ‘Womb-less’ Villages Of Beed

India has had a long and problematic relationship with menstruation. Women have been treated as untouchables when they bleed, are not allowed to enter the house or places of worship.

 

 

Here’s Why Many Women Don’t Have Uterus In ‘Womb-less’ Villages Of Beed

Delhi Man Pulls Emergency Chain Of Train To Let Mother Finish Breakfast, Held

Delhi Man Pulls Emergency Chain Of Train To Let Mother Finish Breakfast, Held

A man travelling in Shatabdi express on Sunday pulled the emergency chain at Mathura Junction to let his mother finish her breakfast.

Delhi Man Pulls Emergency Chain Of Train To Let Mother Finish Breakfast, Held

PAN, Aadhaar Interchangeable For Filing Of IT Returns: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

PAN, Aadhaar Interchangeable For Filing Of IT Returns: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said with a view to incentivising investment in GIFT City, the government proposes several tax benefits.

PAN, Aadhaar Interchangeable For Filing Of IT Returns: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

75% Hike In Agriculture Allocation, Yet Experts Not Happy

75% Hike In Agriculture Allocation, Yet Experts Not Happy

With an outlay of Rs 75,000 crore for the PM KISAN scheme, the Modi government in the maiden Budget of its second term has allocated Rs 1,51,518 crore to the agriculture sector, which is a whopping 75 per cent hike year-on-year.

 

 

75% Hike In Agriculture Allocation, Yet Experts Not Happy

1984 Riots: More Convicts Petition SC For Acquittal In Trilokpuri Case

The accused were convicted of rioting, burning houses and violation of curfew in Trilokpuri area of the national capital during the riots.

1984 Riots: More Convicts Petition SC For Acquittal In Trilokpuri Case

PrevNext