The Minister of Home Affairs, Rajnath Singh replied
to the
debate in Lok Sabha on the situation arising out of violence in the
Kashmir Valley . In his reply, the Minister assured that peace will be
restored in the
Valley soon. He informed the members that the Prime Minister and
Ministry of
Home Affairs has given instructions to the security forces to exercise
maximum
restraint in handling protesters. He further added that an Expert
Committee
will be set up that shall examine alternatives to the use of pellet
guns.

The Lower House also passed the National Institutes of
Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill. The Bill seeks to
establish the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Andhra Pradesh as an
institute of national importance under the National Institutes of Technology,
Science Education and Research (NITSER) Act, 2007.      

The NIT will be deemed to have been an institute of national
importance as on August 20, 2015.  This
is the day the central government approved its establishment.

Rajya Sabha took up discussion on the recent incidents of
atrocities on Dalits in various parts of the country.  The Minister of Social Justice &
Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot replied at the end the debate and informed members
that the government will also contribute to the compensation provided for families
of victims.

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