Family Court Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha


However, the opposition is slamming the government, alleging that it is not willing to hold discussion and is trying to corner the opposition…reports Asian Lite News

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Family Court Amendment Bill.

The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 18, 2022. It allows state governments to establish Family Courts, and the Central government is empowered to notify dates for the Act to come into force in different states.

Speaking in the Parliament, Law Minister Kiren Rijuju has expressed concern over the pendency of cases which are reaching 5 crore despite fast disposal of cases.

He said the rate of disposal is also high but the cases are being filed as well.

The Minister also that the government does not interfere in the appointment of judges but it can’t appoint anyone as it has also the process of due diligence and the government has every right to do that.

The Bill seeks to extend retrospectively the Act to the state of Himachal Pradesh, with effect from February 15, 2019, and to the state of Nagaland, with effect from September 12, 2008.

The establishment of Family Courts in both the states will be retrospectively valid from these dates. All actions taken under the Act in both the states, including the appointment of judges, and orders and judgments passed by the Family Courts, will also be deemed to be valid from these dates retrospectively.

Meanwhile, the Central government seems to be in a confrontation mode in Parliament and has alleged that the opposition is not willing to let the House run, hence the decision to suspend ‘unruly’ MPs.

The government on Tuesday again emphasized that it is ready for discussion and will hold it as soon as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recovers from Covid-19.

Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha, Piyush Goyal, said, “We are ready for discussion but despite that the opposition members are repeatedly disrupting the House proceedings. We have been saying that we are hopeful that as soon as the Finance Minister comes the discussion on price rise will take place.”

However, the opposition is slamming the government, alleging that it is not willing to hold discussion and is trying to corner the opposition.

Trinamool Congress MP Mausam Noor, who was one of the suspended MPs, said, “The suspension is very unfortunate, and the MPs only wanted to have discussions on inflation.”

She alleged that the “government does not want to have a discussion and this is the reason we have been suspended, we will continue the protest outside Parliament”.

A total 19 MPs were suspended as the government was in no mood to relent. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “With the suspension of Opposition MPs from both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, it is abundantly clear that Modi Sarkar is in no mood to allow the Opposition to raise Real, URGENT issues being faced by the people of our country in Parliament.”

The 19 members include seven from the Trinamool Congress, six from the DMK, three from Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), two from CPI-M and one from CPI.

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