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BJP attacks NAC for Communal Violence Bill


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New Delhi, May 28: BJP, on Friday, May 27, attacked National Advisory Council for preparing a draft Communal Violence Bill which allegedly holds only the majority community responsible for riots and demanded an explanation from its Chief Sonia Gandhi on controversial provisions of the proposed law.

"We all agree that riots should be prevented. But prevention should not become worse than the disease. There is civil society, courts and the media in the country which have helped in curbing riots," BJP chief spokesperson Ravi Shanker Prasad said.

He alleged the members of the drafting committee of this important Bill were NAC members 'who are accountable to none except madam Sonia Gandhi'.

"These people in NAC had earlier opposed TADA and POTA, saying they can be tried under the ordinary law of the land," Prasad said.

Posing questions to Gandhi, he said "tell us clearly, Soniaji- can the majority community in India become victims of communal violence or not?"

He maintained if this Bill becomes law in its present form, 'jihadi' terrorists would not have to indulge in terror acts as communal riots would serve their purpose and they would not be held accountable.

"All that jihadi terrorists need to do is to foment communal trouble, harm communal harmony and they know action will not be taken against them. Because under the Bill only Hindus are guilty of fomenting communal dissension," Prasad said.


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