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Bills introduced in Lok Sabha: Right to refuse, cow population, non-vegetarian food

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Some of the private members’ bills introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday were, employees should be able to switch off once they leave their offices or during holidays; no non-vegetarian food should be served at government events; and there should an authority to stabilise population of cows.

Supriya Sule, member of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) presented a bill for an Employees’ Welfare Authority which will guarantee every employee the right to refuse work-related calls and emails beyond work hours and on holidays.

Adding to this, BJP’s Parvesh Sahib Singh said non-vegetarian food shouldn’t be served at official government meetings and functions under the (Prohibition on serving Non-Vegetarian Food) Bill, 2018, one of the 85 bills introduced.

One more came from BJP’s Nishikant Dubey who introduced a Bill for the formation of a body to ensure stabilisation of population of cows. Sanjeev Balyan, who is Dubey’s party colleague, moved a Bill for implementation of two-child norm to improve the standard of living of citizens and to control the population of the country.

BJP MAL Jagdambika Pal introduced a Bill seeking amendments in the Army Act, 1950, the Navy Act, 1957 and Air Force Act, 1950 to ensure equal rights and opportunities to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community to serve in the armed forces.

Shiv Sena’s Shivaji Adalrao Patil introduced a bill for abolition of begging and rehabilitation of beggars.

Again, BJP’s Anurag Singh Thakur introduced the Suicide Prevention in Youth Bill with focus on timely intervention and lines of communication.

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