Don’t use human rights to shield terrorists: BJP
Ravishankar Prasad said that his party was against the use of allegations of human rights for helping the terrorists.
Mumbai: BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad on Thursday
said here that his party was against the use of allegations of
human rights for helping the terrorists.
Addressing party workers after inaugurating the Mumbai
unit of BJP`s Human Rights Cell, Prasad said the party
always condemned genuine human right violations.
But, the practise of making human rights violation
allegations to protect terrorists and criminals was needed to
be dealt with "sternly", he said.
Without naming anyone, he said BJP supported capital
punishment to terror convicts who are sentenced to death by
the apex court.
On the proposed communal violence bill, he said the party
was opposed to it because it seeks to imply that the Hindus
are always the culprits.
Under the bill, the chairman and vice chairman of
`communal harmony commission` would always be from minority
community, he said.