Raising the issue during Zero Hour, K C Tyagi referred to the death of soldiers in Siachen after their post was hit by an avalanche earlier this month to buttress his point.

He said many Indian and Pakistani soldiers die due to difficult working conditions in Siachen. He recalled that during the Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi, an attempt was made to withdraw forces from both sides from such difficult terrain.
This issue should figure in talks between India and Pakistan whenever it happens next time so that untimely deaths of soldiers can be prevented, Tyagi said.
Tiruchi Siva (DMK) raised the issue of Tamil fishermen being arrested and jailed by Sri Lankan authorities regularly for allegedly crossing the maritime boundary. He said the issue should be taken up in the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Sri Lankan counterpart in future.
Vijay Jawaharlal Darda (Cong) raised the issue of water scarcity in Latur and other regions and Maharashtra and urged the government to give a package to farmers and waive their loans.


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