Wednesday , November 21 2018

Meenakkshi Lekhi demands a law for banning spitting in public places

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi says that there should be a law for banning spitting in public places in order to eradicate Tuberculosis.

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi demanded in bringing a law to ban spitting in public places, saying that the unnatural practice was a powerful means of spreading the infection. Raising the problem On the World TB day, during the Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha the MP said the issue should be given as much importance as practices like open defecation under the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.

Meenakkshi Lekhi demands a law for banning spitting in public places

She also stated that the Administration had set itself the aim of eradicating Tuberculosis by 2022, so it was crucial that practices like spitting in public should be terminated.She also sought that one of the main causes of AIDS was TB.

“The foreign agencies were funding AIDS through NACO, but not TB eradication programmes,” she added. So she urged that there should be a law against spitting in public places which are the main causes of Tuberculosis disease.The disease is an epidemic resulting in many deaths

The members of Lok Sabha Om Birla and Prem Singh Chandumajra raised concerns on some of the issues.

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BJP member Om Birla raised the concern of “fundamentalists” issuing ‘fatwa’ (religious decree) against people and cited the example of a recent ‘fatwa’ against a 16-year-old girl in Assam.

He said everyone in the country has the right to live and the right to freedom of expression.

Emphasizing that fundamentalists cannot dictate terms, Birla urged the administration to come out with an action plan against such activities.

Expressing apprehension over the condition of Sikhs living in Pakistan, Prem Singh Chandumajra said the government there has not included Sikh community in the ongoing census.

Indian government should be take up the issue with Pakistan at the diplomatic level as there are around 20,000 Sikhs in the neighboring country.

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