Communal Violence Bill will deepen divide: Joshi
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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.


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

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