Bajrang Dal opposes Communal Violence Bill
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 15:37
Mumbai: To protest against the 'Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill', Bajrang Dal will hold an agitation at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai on Sunday.

Terming it as "unconstitutional" the Bajrang Dal has opposed the Bill, which has been drafted by the National Advisory Council (NAC), chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The Bill would be tabled in the monsoon session of the Parliament.

"The Bill is against the constitution and is aimed at satisfying the minority communities," state in-charge of Bajrang Dal Deepak Gaikwad said.

"According to the Bill, if any inflammatory or defamatory words are uttered against a person from a minority community, it would be termed as violence. If a case is registered against the person, his property can also be seized," he said.

Gaikwad also drew attention to another provision in the Bill. "Suppose a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) or Bajrang Dal activist commits an offence anywhere, then even the top office-bearers of VHP, like Ashok Singhal and Praveen Togadia could be made accused in the case and the victim would be liable to get a compensation between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 15 lakh."


First Published: Sunday, July 24, 2011, 15:37

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