The Indian Parliament has been in operation for the past 60 years, a matter of pride for some, indifference for a few others who had imagined independent India to be somewhat different. Human rights in India have not been given the kind of attention and recognition that it needs. According to Amnesty International’s The State of the World’s Human Rights Report 2012, “India has not done enough to protect human rights either at home or globally.” In that context, it is important to look at the status and get an update of various issues that have been taken up by the Indian parliament. The budget session of the Indian Parliament began on March 12, 2012 and ended on May 22, 2012.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill 2011 was passed by the Lok Sabha during the winter session in 2011 but it could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha at that point.

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