PM discusses misuse of social media, women's security at NIC meeting

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PM: We must stop misuse of social media
New Delhi, Sept 23: Highlights of the on-going  National Integration Council (NIC) meeting

Shivraj Singh Chouhan backs BJP

Shivraj Singh Chouhan pointed out that vote bank politics was a major factor in the communal frenzy and that one group or organisation must not be held responsible for it.

He said: "Officials on the ground should be given a free hand to work and must be kept insulated from any political influence. He added that in the past decade there have not been any major incidents of riots in BJP-ruled states

Lalu at his best

Lalu Prasad Yadav at the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting said that he sees India being polarised by 2014. Referring to the latest Muzxaffarnagar riots, he alleged that Amit Shah, who orchestrated the Gujarat riots was behind the Muzaffarnagar communal riots too.

Chandrababu Naidu walks off

At the ongoing National Integration Council (NIC) meeting, TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu walked off in protest after the meeting did not discuss the on-going issue of Telangana.

Prime Minister urges to stop misuse of social media

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaking at the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting said that greater efforts are required to stop the misuse of social media to spread communal disharmony.

Referring to the fake video that was used in the Muzaffarnagar communal riots, Singh said that social media is a great tool for the youth as it allows them to express themselves freely but those who spread malicious rumours via such sites need to be stopped.

Singh also appealed to the political parties saying that one must not politicise the issue of riots. "Let us not make political gains when a communal riot takes place," he said.

At the 148-member NIC meeting, many issues relating to communal riots, women's safety and others were discussed. The recent Muzaffarnagar violence was spoken about in great detail.

Singh also pointed out the issues with regards to the crime rates rising against women and said that changing the laws is not sufficient, a social change is the need of the hour. "A nation can progress only when women can go to public places without fear," he said. It is a shame that women are not treated properly, he added.

Nitish Kumar lashes at BJP

Speaking at the meeting, Bihar Chief Minister Nitisk Kumar lashed out at BJP and VHP criticising the latter's yatra and said that both, BJP and VHP are a part of a group called the Sangh Parivar.

The controversial anti-communal violence bill, which has been hanging for some years, is to be discussed at the NIC meeting, that will go on the entire day. 

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and other delegates at the sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Senior BJP leader LK Advani and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar exchange greetings at the sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde , Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Minister of Minority Affairs K. Rahman Khan, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley and Sushma Sawraj at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Finance Minister P Chidambaram at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde with BJP Senior leader Arun Jaitley, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mos Home RPN Singh at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Jharkahand Chief Minister Hemant Soren with Mos Home RPN Singh at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and RJD President Lalu Prasad at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, RJD President Lalu Prasad and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at the Sixteenth meeting of the National Integration Council in New Delhi on Monday.

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