EAM S Jaishankar Moves Weapons of Mass Destruction Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today
The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022 was moved today in the Rajya Sabha amid din. The bill seeks to amend the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act, 2005. The 2005 Act prohibits unlawful activities such as manufacturing, transport, or transfer related to weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. Weapons of mass destruction are biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons. The bill bars persons from financing any prohibited activity related to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.
While moving the bill, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar highlighted the importance of the legislation saying that it is in national interest. The house could not take up discussion on the bill due to the opposition’s protest over the inflation and GST hike.