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Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day on Friday amid relentless protests by opposition members over the Manipur violence even as Defence Minister and Deputy Leader of the House Rajnath Singh asserted that the government was ready for a discussion on the issue.
When the House assembled again at 12 noon following an earlier adjournment, opposition members trooped to the well raising slogans demanding a reply from the prime minister.
The Manipur violence rocked proceedings in both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Monsoon session on Thursday, with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a discussion on the situation in the northeastern state.
The session started a day after a video of two women being paraded naked by a mob on May 4 in a Manipur village went viral, triggering a nationwide outrage.
Rajya Sabha proceedings were also adjourned in the pre-lunch session after an uproar over the Manipur violence and the chair expunging certain words from proceedings of the House. Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar adjourned the proceedings till 2.30 pm as TMC's Derek O'Brien sought to raise a point of order over the expunging of certain words from the House proceedings on Thursday.