A ” Zero Hour” in a Parliament is
When matters of utmost importance are raised
A “Zero Hour” in a Parliament is ‘When matters of utmost importance are raised’. Zero Hour started around 12 noon and members can, with prior notice to the speaker, raise issues of importance during this time. Dictionaries describe Zero Hour as “the hour at which a planned, especially military operation is timed to being”, “a crucial moment”, “a time set for the beginning of an attack”, ” a decisive or critical time”, “a time when a vital decision or decisive change in the course of events is impending; the time set as a basis for reckoning the time of day. IT is however, used in a special sense in the parliamentary parlance in the India in as much as ‘real’ action’ beings in the House at that hour. Zero Hour begins at 12 o’clock after Question Hour.