Bhopal, Nov 2 (UNI) Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today advocated drafting of a law to curtail the ''sinister design of terrorism and combat related violence'' with an iron hand.
Talking to journalists here, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said, ''the Centre's Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is mooting introduction of legislation to deal effectively with the menace of communal violence and terrorism.'' He said that the proposed law should enshrine issuance of non-bailable warrants against the accused and a person such as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President (Raj Thackeray) must be arrested under this act.
To a query, Mr Singh denied that the UPA government adopted leniency over the execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. ''He has not been let off. The process of eventually hanging Guru is underway and he should be hanged. There is no doubt on that count,'' he asserted.
Fundamentalists of both Muslim and Hindu communities were responsible for abetting communal violence, Mr Singh said while adding that he was the first chief minister to demand banning of the Students Islamic Movement of India and was now demanding a ban on the Bajrang Dal.
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