Civil society organisations to organise ‘Janata Parliament’

Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 13

A variety of civil society organisations and outstanding residents have joined arms to organise a digital ‘Janata Parliament’ (Peoples’ Parliament) right here to debate and convey to focus the shortcomings of insurance policies and choices of the Union authorities which had been taken in the course of the interval of nationwide lockdown.

The occasion will likely be of six days, beginning August 16.

Organisers of the occasion knowledgeable on Thursday that it’s the initiative of civil society teams to fill within the alleged void of legislative scrutiny of the general public associated points by Parliament and its committees in the course of the interval of lockdown as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Budget Session of Parliament was curtailed due to the sudden imposition of the lockdown and since then Parliament has not been in session,” a member of the staff organising the occasion stated.

“The Monsoon Session of Parliament, ordinarily scheduled to begin in the last week of July is not likely to be convened soon,” he added.

The Janata Parliament will focus on 10 thematic classes on well being, meals safety and diet, schooling, atmosphere and agriculture.

Economy, business labour and employment, know-how and surveillance, influence on weak communities and civil liberties, legal guidelines and governance would be the different points.

People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Maadhyam, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan , Right to Education Campaign, Vikalp Sangam and All India Kisan Sabha are a few of the organisations participating within the occasion.

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