"This bill has been cleared by the National Advisory
Council headed by Sonia Gandhi at the command of foreign
powers, no doubt. It seems that as part of an international
conspiracy, the Hindu society, its organisations and leaders
are being targeted," Bajrang Dal's national convenor Subhas
Chouhan told reporters here.
He claimed that the draft of the Prevention of Communal
and Targeted Violence Bill, 2011 was made public days after
some US-based organisations put India on the watch list.
Chouhan also alleged that the US organisations overlooked
miseries of Kashmiri Hindus and those in Tripura and Manipur
and focused only on the riots in Gujarat and Orissa.
The Bajrang Dal leader alleged that once the bill is
enacted, it would interfere with the working of state
governments and attack the federal polity of the country.
"If the worker of a particular organisation is an accused
in the communal violence case, then the head of that
organisation will be held responsible. This law would have
provision to punish the leaders even without any fault of
his," Chouhan pointed out.
He said the Central government will be able to use
provisions of the proposed law to settle scores with state
chief ministers for mistakes committed by any employee of the
state government, he said.
Bajrang Dal will strongly oppose the Bill and launch a
countrywide campaign against it, he said.
Bhubaneswar: Terming the draft of the
Communal Violence Bill, 2011 as "draconian", Bajrang Dal on Saturday
alleged there was deep rooted international conspiracy behind
the proposed legislation.
First Published: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 14:59