<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Thursday, December 9, 1999/Agrahayana 18, 1921 (Saka )

Title: Request to appoint a Committee of the Lok Sabha to look into the abuse of human rights in West Bengal.

DR. NITISH SENGUPTA (CONTAI): Mr. Deputy-Speaker, Sir, through you I would like to draw the attention of the House to the serious breakdown of constitutional machinery in some parts of rural West Bengal. In the last few days there have been series of disquieting media items saying that there have been serious bomb blasts in the offices of a particular political party which happens to be the ruling party in West Bengal. The search police has found a lot of fire arms in other offices while conducting their searches of the offices of the same party. ...(Interruptions) Sir, this is a very serious situation. ...(Interruptions)

SHRI RUPCHAND PAL : Why do you not ask your people to raise it in the State legislature? ...(Interruptions)

DR. NITISH SENGUPTA : Why in the State Legislature? ....(Interruptions)

SHRI RUPCHAND PAL Law and order is a State matter.

DR. NITISH SENGUPTA This is not a State matter any longer because the constitutional rights of the people have been violated. Human rights have been violated. I would also request that a Committee of this House should go and inquire into the abuse of human rights in quite a lot of rural pockets of West Bengal.

MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER : Now we will take up the Legislative Business. There are two Bills to be introduced.