Communal Violence Bill will deepen divide: Joshi

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 21:54

Guwahati: The Communal Violence Bill would
"deepen" the divide in the country and take away the rights of
states, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said on Thursday.

"The Communal Violence Bill does not explain who is a
minority or a majority. In a secular democracy describing one
as a religious majority or minority is not correct," Joshi
told reporters here.

"The constitution also does not mention which is a
majority or minority community," he said.

Stating that maintenance of law and order was a state
subject, Joshi said, the Bill will "take away the rights of
the states to maintain law and order and deepen communal
divide".

"The Bill is `galat` (wrong) and targets the majority
community. The BJP is strongly opposed to it," he added.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 21:54

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