Eight Indian lawmakers were suspended from the Indian parliament on Monday for unruly behavior.
All the eight members of parties opposing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were suspended from the legislature for a week and will likely miss the remaining session.
According to the news sources, MPs in the upper house had on Sunday torn up copies of the legislation, broke microphones, hurled copies of the parliamentary rule book, and staged a sit-in protest once proceedings were adjourned after a tumultuous day.
The Indian Parliament had approved three bills on Sunday, while the Indian Premier terming them a complete transformation of the agricultural sector and the empowerment of tens of millions of farmers. According to the details, this new legislation breaks the system of all farmers selling their produces to government-regulated markets at fixed prices by freeing them up to supply to any buyer they choose. The government termed this movement a turn that will increase farmers’ earnings, but the critics say that it will give the private sector a strong influence.
India is witnessing a large number of protests by the farmers against this legislation.