`International conspiracy behind Communal Violence Bill`
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 14:59
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.

"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.


First Published: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 14:59

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