Guwahati: Making his party’s stance clear, BJP stalwart Murli Manohar Joshi on Thursday said that the main Opposition party would very strongly oppose the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill in the Parliament.

Speaking during a function organized by the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Guwahati, PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi said, “The Communal Violence Bill does not explain who is a minority or a majority. In a secular democracy describing one as a religious majority or minority is not correct.”

"The constitution also does not mention which is a majority or minority community," he said.

Stating that maintenance of law and order was the state's subject, Joshi said, the Bill will "take away the rights of the states to maintain law and order and deepen communal divide".

"The Bill is wrong and targets the majority community. The BJP is strongly opposed to it," he added.

(JPN/ Agencies)