Now Pamphlets And Placards Also Banned In Parliament, Yechury Said Attempts To Strangle Democracy Will Fail – Monsoon Session
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The monsoon session of Parliament, starting from July 18, is also likely to be uproar. First a new list of unparliamentary words, then a ban on protest demonstrations in the Parliament premises and now a decree has been issued to ban pamphlets, posters and placards in the Lok Sabha. Opposition leaders are furious about this.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat on Friday issued an advisory prohibiting the distribution of any kind of pamphlets and placards in the House during the monsoon session. It is believed that this step has been taken in view of the possibility of uproar in the House after the ban on dharna demonstration in the Parliament premises.
On Friday, dharnas and demonstrations in the Parliament premises were also banned, while members were often seen gathering in front of Bapu’s statue. Earlier on Thursday, a new list of words considered unparliamentary was issued in both the houses. Opposition leaders are already upset about this. Now the ban on banners, placards and pamphlets has increased their displeasure.
During the last few sessions, there was a huge uproar by the opposition parties, especially in the Rajya Sabha. Placards and pamphlets were torn, thrown on chairs or placards were waving, members walked out of the House. Due to this there was a huge disturbance in the business of the House.
What a Tamasha: Sitaram Yechury
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has reacted sharply to this. He tweeted, ‘What a spectacle. Attempts to strangle India’s soul, its democracy and its voice will fail.
Many words like ‘corruption’, ‘corrupt’, ‘jumlajivi’, ‘tyrant’, ‘tyrant’, ‘black’ have been included in the list of unparliamentary words.