DIBRUGARH, Aug 8 � The government�s bid to table the �Prevention of Communal and Targetted Violence Bill 2011� in the Parliament to protect minorities of all categories from attacks and discrimination, has not gone down well with the Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP). The Hindu organisation today burnt copies of the Bill near their office here, alleging it to be a destructive law.
The proposed legislation seeks justice for minorities of all categories when they are victims of targeted violence. The Bill aims at creating a framework for preventing riots such as the attacks on minorities and keeping provision of relief for victims of such violence. However, Hindu groups feel that the �flawed Bill�, once adopted, would make it constitutionally accepted that only Hindus cause riots and other forms of violence while the minorities will never be held responsible.
The district unit of VHP has termed the proposed Bill as anti-national, and anti-Hindu. Bijoy Kumar Ojha, general secretary of the district unit, said that the government is trying to enact laws to protect illegal migrants with political intention. �It is only to strengthen the vote bank,� Ojha said and added that VHP will not welcome such a step of the government at the Centre. The organisation has asked the government to refrain from bringing about such an �anti-constitutional� legislation in the Parliament.