COMMUNAL VIOLENCE BILL

  • Silent on the first day, Rahul likely to lead the Congress in communal violence debate today August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is ready to take on the government in the Lok Sabha for the second day on Thursday over the communal violence debate. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to lead the party in Parliament even as he chose to remain silent during Wednesday's session. Congress Leader...
  • Fiery exchanges mark debate on Communal Violence Bill but MPs fail to provide a solution August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress crossed swords in theLok Sabha during the discussion on the Communal Violence Bill on Wednesday accusing each other of pursuing a divisive agenda, the debate on the floor of the House has raised a pertinent question whether all...
  • BJP blames Congress for acting on Pakistan's behest as Lok Sabha debates Communal Violence Bill August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • Congress gives adjournment notice in Lok Sabha to discuss communal violence issue August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has given an adjournment notice in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday to discuss the issue of rising incidents of communal violence in the country. Party President Sonia Gandhi has once again hit out at the Narendra Modi government on the issue of communal violence. Addressing Congress...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is likely to discuss the Communal Violence Bill on Tuesday and all eyes will be set on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who had stormed the well of the House last week over the issue. The Lower House has listed a discussion on rising incidents of...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today, all eyes on Rahul August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, Parliament will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. The Lok Sabha has listed a discussion on communal violence after the question hour and a discussion on atrocities against women and...
  • After Rahul's outburst over Communal Violence Bill, discussion likely on Monday August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in the Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, party said that a discussion on rising incidents of communal violence in the country is likely to take place on Monday. Senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said. "They have agreed for a discussion...
  • Sonia Gandhi brushes aside Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion in Congress August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion within her party. Sonia said, "Let them say what they want to." The remarks came after Jaitley said that the Congress was facing an internal coup. "The Congress is facing a coup within the...
  • My duty is not to let the Question Hour be interrupted: Sumitra Mahajan August 6, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that her duty was not to let the question hour be interrupted. Regarding the communal violence bill she said that she was ready to have a discussion as long as things were done in accordance to the rules. ...
  • Rahul's comments against Lok Sabha Speaker uncalled for, says BJP August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: After an unusually aggressive Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi blamed the Speaker for being partial in the Lok Sabha, BJP and Shiv Sena MPs critised him for his behaviour towards the Chair. "I am glad that he has woken up. It is wrong to raise questions on the role...
  • Rahul enters well of the House, seeks debate on Communal Violence Bill, says Speaker is partial August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took charge in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday as he led his party's demand to discussion the Communal Violence Bill. Rahul Gandhi entered the well of the House in the Lok Sabha shouting slogans and demanding that the Bill be brought for discussion...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was of...
  • AntiCommunal Violence Bill deferred after uproar in Rajya Sabha February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prevention of Communal Violence Bill was deferred on Wednesday after a huge uproar when it was tabled in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition questioned the legitimacy of the Bill on the grounds that the Bill will encroach on the rights of state governments and goes against the...
  • Watch: Protests in Rajya Sabha as Sibal mentions 2002 riots during debate February 5, 2014

    The Congress was attacked on all fronts on Wednesday as Parliament reconvened for the Winter Session. The death of the Arunachal Pradesh student, the Telangana Bill, the multimillion chopper deal and the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill were all used by the Opposition to launch scathing attacks on the government. ...
  • Communal Violence Bill likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday: Shinde December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Communal Violence Bill is likely be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. The Cabinet on Monday cleared the Communal Violence Bill, said sources. After the law comes into force, the Centre will be duty bound to send...
  • Communal Violence Bill most obnoxious piece of legislation: BJP December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday termed the Communal Violence Bill as "the most obnoxious piece of legislation in independent India", saying had it been in place, it would have resulted in punishment of the members of the majority community for Muzaffarnagar riots. "The 2011 draft, which the National...
  • Modi urges chief ministers to oppose Communal Violence Bill December 6, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday wrote letters to fellow chief ministers, urging them to oppose the Communal Violence Bill saying it was a blatant intrusion upon the powers of the state governments. Modi had written to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the...
  • Talking Point: Will the Communal Violence Bill further divide communities? December 5, 2013

    Under intense pressure from the BJP, the Centre on Thursday agreed to make changes in the contentious draft Communal Violence Bill. The new bill is proposed to be neutral between communities, While the earlier one put the onus on majority community, there is no onus on any community now. Officers...
  • Under preassure, UPA makes changes in Communal Violence Bill December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Under intense pressure from the BJP, the Centre on Thursday agreed to make changes in the contentious draft Communal Violence Bill. The new bill is proposed to be neutral between communities, While the earlier one put the onus on majority community, there is no onus on any community now....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 5, 2013

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  • Centre makes changes Communal Violence Bill: Sources December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with a belligerent opposition, the Congressled United Progressive Alliance government has been forced to make several changes in the original draft of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013. CNNIBN has accessed the draft copy of the contentious bill with...
  • Winter session of Parliament begins, row over Communal Violence Bill December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The first day of the winter session ended over the obit references that were made in both houses of Parliament. Both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha will reassemble at 11 am on Friday. Obit reference were read for Mohan Singh, Ram Naresh Khushwaha and Manna Dey...
  • Winter session: Row over Communal Violence Bill, PM says will try to evolve consensus on all issues December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament is set to begin on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the government will make an effort to evolve consensus on all Bill. He said there will be an effort to do maximum pending work as the session is a short...
  • Modi writes to PM on Communal Violence Bill, says timing suspicious December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against bringing the Communal Violence Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament. Terming the timing of the move by the government suspicious, Modi on Thursday tweeted "Political considerations and vote...
  • Jayalalithaa opposes Communal Violence Bill December 2, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in response to a draft of the Communal Violence Bill that was sent out to states for perusal. Jayalalithaa says she had earlier raised the issue that many provisions of the Bill were vaguely worded...
  • Mamata slams Centre for reviving Communal Violence Bill November 30, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticised the Centre for reviving the Communal Violence Bill alleging that it would impinge upon the state governments' domain of maintenance of law and order. Stating that just a few months before the Model Code of Conduct for the next year's Lok Sabha...
  • BJP accuses Congress of playing politics over Communal Violence Bill October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday accused the Congress of playing vote bank politics following reports that the government is planning to push through the long pending Communal Violence Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament. The Bill promises to penalise public servants for dereliction of duty...
  • Will soon bring in an anticommunal violence bill, says Shinde at NIC September 23, 2013

    The government would soon bring an anticommunal violence bill, Home Minister Sushulkumar Shinde said on Monday after the proposed legislation was discussed at the National Integration Council meeting. "The bill was discussed... We will bring it soon," said Shinde. "There were some corrections suggested," Shinde said about the bill that has been...
  • Narendra Modi to skip NIC meet to be chaired by PM today September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi will skip National Integration Council meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Monday. The meet was held in the backdrop of the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, in which over 40 people lost their lives. The meeting will be...