The Monsoon session of Parliament was held from July 18, 2022 to August 8, 2022. Parliament adjourned sine die two working days ahead of schedule, having sat for 16 days. In the ongoing 17th Lok Sabha, this is the seventh consecutive session that has been cut short. This session saw the election of the new President and Vice President (who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha). Debates on several prominent issues, including discussion on price rise, led to frequent disruptions during the Monsoon Session. Approximately 23 Members of Parliament (“MPs”) were also suspended during the course of the session. In this post, we take a look at these disruptions, suspensions, bills passed/ withdrawn and analyse how the Parliament fared with respect to digital rights. Unfortunately, from a key legislation on data protection being withdrawn to parliamentary questions posed by suspended MPs going unanswered, the parliament saw very limited activity.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/monsoon-session-2022/