Congress, AITC, RJD stage walkout over shelter home rapes in Bihar

Congress, AITC, RJD stage walkout over shelter home rapes in Bihar

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New Delhi, Aug 6 : Members from Opposition parties, including Congress, Trinamool Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal staged walkout in the Lok Sabha on Monday protesting over Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes in Bihar.

Members from opposition parties, including Ranjeet Ranjan and Mallikarjun Kharge, Saugata Roy of Trinamool Congress and Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav of the RJD, stood at their places and raised the issue of children's shelter in Muzaffarpur where more than 30 girls were tortured and raped over a period of four years.

Ms Ranjan said though CBI probe has been ordered but what will the agency probe if all the proofs are wiped out. 'If all the proofs of the crime committed are erased then how will the justice be meted out,' she said just before the Zero Hour.

She alleged that girls in the Bihar home were being shifted to other places after their medical examination, adding that the main victim in the case had disappeared.

Mr Yadav said investigation report of 14 such homes was still not made public and demanded that the government take steps in the matter. He alleged that FIRs are being changed and the government was supporting the accused in Bihar shelter case.Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan directed the government to ensure that there was an effective probe by the CBI into the case, adding that the issues raised by members in the House should be taken into cognizance.

The Speaker in her ruling in the House said the issues raised by Congress member Ranjeet Ranjan and Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav were "sensitive" as these concerned young girls.Ms Mahajan also said a CBI probe was already on and hence not many members need to speak on the sensitive subject.

The Congress and RJD members staged walkout to register their protest against the government.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar tried to pacify the agitated members by saying that CBI probe has already been ordered by the Central Government.He also said matters as directed by the Speaker will also be communicated to the Home Minister.

TDP members also trooped into the Well, raising their demand with banners 'Give back Rs 300 crore under Special Development package'.CPI-M members, including M B Rajesh, and Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge stood on their places.

Opposition members, including Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge, demanded that Home Minister Rajnath Singh make a statement on the issue. (UNI)