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BJP opposes communal violence bill at NIC meet

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Sept 10 (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday strongly objected to the communal violence bill prepared by the National Advisory Council, saying it is biased against the Hindu community.

Talking to reporters after the National Integration Council meeting, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said three chief ministers from the party were among the most vocal opponents of the bill.

"We have opposed the communal violence bill which was on the agenda because instead of controlling communal tension it will only fuel communal violence.

"It divides the country into majority and minority. This bill pre-judges that the majority will be oppressor and the minority will be the victim," she said.

She also said that the bill attacked the federal structure of the country as law and order was a state subject.

The three BJP chief ministers who opposed the bill are Karnataka's D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uttarakhand's Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Sushma Swaraj said terrorism and Maoist violence would have been more relevant issues for discussion.

"In two months, two major incidents of terrorism have occurred in Mumbai and Delhi... Naxalism incidents are happening continuously," she said.

She added that NIC meetings should be held every year.

"The NIC has met after three years... the meeting should be held every year so that it can function like an effective institution," she added.

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BJP opposes communal violence bill at NIC meet

NEW DELHI, Sept 10 (IANS): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday strongly objected to the communal violence bill prepared by the National Advisory Council, saying it is biased against the Hindu community.

Talking to reporters after the National Integration Council meeting, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said three chief ministers from the party were among the most vocal opponents of the bill.

"We have opposed the communal violence bill which was on the agenda because instead of controlling communal tension it will only fuel communal violence.

"It divides the country into majority and minority. This bill pre-judges that the majority will be oppressor and the minority will be the victim," she said.

She also said that the bill attacked the federal structure of the country as law and order was a state subject.

The three BJP chief ministers who opposed the bill are Karnataka's D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uttarakhand's Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Sushma Swaraj said terrorism and Maoist violence would have been more relevant issues for discussion.

"In two months, two major incidents of terrorism have occurred in Mumbai and Delhi... Naxalism incidents are happening continuously," she said.

She added that NIC meetings should be held every year.

"The NIC has met after three years... the meeting should be held every year so that it can function like an effective institution," she added.

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