THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM member within the Rajya Sabha John Brittas, who had strongly opposed the controversial Prison Process Modification Act and proposed a number of amendments, didn’t seem earlier than the passage of the invoice. No motive was given for the CPM members leaving the Home with out voting towards the Invoice. Elamaram Kareem and CPM newcomer MP Rahim, who went to the get together conference in Kannur, didn’t come to the meeting to oppose it.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker Harivansh Narayan Singh referred to as Britas seven occasions to current amendments however Britas refused to attend. The CPI (M)’s technique is to create the impression that the controversial Prison Process (Modification to Identification Modification) Invoice 2022 has been vociferously opposed within the Home and to be drowned out in the case of voting towards it. To any extent further, they’ll inform the rank and file and the locals that they opposed the felony modification legislation with their enamel and claws. Requested about drowning with out voting, Muttapok will attempt to escape by arguing.
In the meantime, the dialogue on Ok Rail is on a brand new degree. The CPM wants the help of the Modi authorities to make the Ok Rail a actuality. That’s the reason there may be criticism that the Rajya Sabha is enjoying conceal and search. Within the Rajya Sabha, 59 members of the Congress-led Opposition voted towards the controversial Prison Process Modification Invoice. This isn’t the primary time the CPM has adopted such double requirements in Parliament. He was an unbiased member of the CPM within the Lok Sabha. Sebastian Paul has lately spoken out in regards to the get together’s deception – in his autobiography, ‘My Time is My World’, he writes brazenly in regards to the get together’s inaction and betrayal.
‘After the 2008 Mumbai terror assaults, Dwelling Minister P.S. The UAPA (Prohibition of Illegal Actions Act) Invoice launched by Chidambaram was strongly criticized and opposed by CPM members, together with Sebastian Paul. However within the vote, the CPM-UAPA voted in favor of the modification. Sebastian Paul wrote in his autobiography in regards to the duplicity of the get together –
‘The voting bell rang within the Home whereas Nambadan Mash was consuming black tea within the Central Corridor as traditional. I used to be sitting within the central corridor when everybody ran to the church. I made a decision that I didn’t want a witness or a associate for that awkward second. CPI chief Gurudas Gupta additionally stayed within the Central Corridor with out coming into the Home. I didn’t make information of giving as much as fulfill my conscience. The media didn’t take note of it. The identical day I obtained a letter of trigger from CPM chief Basudeb Bhattacharya. The letter was meant to clarify why he abstained from voting. ‘Kathirur Manoj homicide case: P. Sebastian Paul scoffs that when the UAPA charged Jayarajan, his opponents needed to justify the UAPA’s cost towards Taha and Alan in Panteerankavu. The CPM has adopted the identical double normal within the case of the Prison Modification Act.
It’s a legislation that permits police to gather organic data, together with criminals’ fingerprints, footprints, photographs, eyes, and DNA. Investigating officers can acquire proof in regards to the offenders as per Sections 53 and 53A of the CRPC Act together with handwriting and signature with out the permission of the court docket. These may be saved for as much as 75 years from the date of assortment of biometric knowledge. The central authorities claims that the brand new legislation will allow the police to incorporate complete data on criminals of their database and expedite investigations.
CPI (M) chief Binoy Vishwam has mentioned that the federal government is undermining a citizen’s rights, together with privateness, by amending the felony legislation. Within the nectar yr of independence, the federal government is draining all its energy and wonder. Binoy Vishwam of the CPI had taken a powerful stand towards the Invoice and voted towards it.