Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bill Watch: Rajya Sabha is discussing Torture Bill

The Rajya Sabha is likely to take up the Torture Bill for consideration and passing sometime early next week. We have documented the various flaws in this Bill previously on this blog (see also, here and Siddharth Varadarajan's piece in the Hindu yesterday). Although one hopes that the Rajya Sabha sends this seriously flawed Bill to a parliamentary committee, it does not seem to be high priority for most political parties. Why is the Opposition not making any noise on an attempt to effectively grant impunity to torturers?

Update: There appears to have been some movement in the Opposition benches, with 10 MPs serving notice for amendments.
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