Discuss the killing of 20 woodcutters in AP: CPI demands in RS

New Delhi, Apr 24: A demand for discussion on the killing of 20 woodcutters by police in Andhra Pradesh earlier this month was made in the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

When the House met, D Raja (CPI) said he has given a notice under rule 267 for suspension of business to take up the issue of "cold blooded killing of 20 woodcutters" in Andhra Pradesh on April 7 and demanded that "the House should discuss it."


Deputy Chairman P J Kurien asked him to give a call attention notice on the issue and "Chairman will consider." [Chittoor firing: Andhra Pradesh govt submits first autopsy report to HC]

Derek O'Brien (TMC) said a call attention on the net neutrality issue has to be taken up before May 6.

Earlier, Chairman Hamid Ansari made a reference to the killing of 48 persons in Bihar on April 21 in hailstorm.

Loss of precious life and property was indeed tragic and unfortunate," he said after which members rose in their places to observe silence.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi congratulated Rajya Sabha staff for renovating the House while preserving the old structure and heritage.

From carpets to doom have been done up without causing any damage to the heritage structure, he said.

On business for next week, he said railway appropriation bill and the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill will be taken up.

Besides, discussion of working of the ministeries of law, petroleum and external affairs is also listed, he said.


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