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Demand for strong infrastructure along India-China border

A Border Personnel Meeting (BPM)

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) A demand for a strong infrastructure along the India-China border was made in the Lok Sabha today by a BJP member, who contended that roads and other facilities on the Indian side were far less.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ram Swaroop Sharma, who represents Mandi constituency in Himachal Pradesh close to the Chinese border, said people in the area felt less secure due to the modern infrastructure on the other side.

He urged the government to provide satellite connectivity in the region to facilitate all modes of communication.

BJP member Ramdas Tadas demanded stringent action against those found guilty of killing a 9-year old boy as part of a human sacrifice ritual in Wardha area in Maharashtra last month, saying the locals were terrorised after the incident and even refused to send their children to schools.

He said such backward and superstitious practices should be put an end to and sought a CID probe into the incident.

Bijoya Chakraborty (BJP) expressed concern over growing incidents of land encroachment and land grabbing, especially in Assam.

She said with land being converted to other uses, there will be problems of decreasing farm production.

Rahul Shevale (Shiv Sena) made a strong plea for turning the Pinjal project under which water of Daman Ganga from Gujarat will be brought for water requirements of Mumbai.

Vikram Usendi (BJP) made a fervent plea for urgent steps to set up post offices and construct postal buildings in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, saying this was adversely affecting the welfare of the poor tribals of the vast area.

As a result, the local populace was not getting payments for MGNREGA and distribution of Aadhar cards and other facilities were not taking place and there was no bank in the area too, he said.

Satyapal Singh (BJP) underlined the need for four more benches of Allahabad High Court at Meerut, Agra, Varanasi and Gorakhpur, saying this was urgently needed to provide early and affordable justice to 20 crore people of the state.

Dharamveer Gandhi (AAP) wanted immediate release of a large number of prisoners who have been in jail despite their punishment over years back.

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