05 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Pitching for the safe passage of Communal Violence Bill in the current session of Parliament, Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Thursday said that it is not a divisive Bill and efforts are on to arrive at a consensus on the issue.
02 Dec 2013
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday voiced her strong opposition to the Prevention of Communal (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013, saying it trampled on the authority of the states.
08 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Under attack from Opposition over the Communal Violence Bill, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday defended it, saying that the proposed law is not violative of the country's federal structure and is required, as several state governments have been accused of shielding those guilty of targetted violence.
18 Dec 2013
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has supported the Communal Violence Bill, but insisted on a political dialogue with states before finalising the legislation.
17 Dec 2013
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday supported the Communal Violence Bill, but insisted on a political dialogue with states before finalising it if the Congress-led UPA was serious about the matter and not bringing it on the eve of elections to derive political benefits.
11 Aug 2014
New Delhi: With Rahul Gandhi’s uproar in the Lok Sabha over the demand of a discussion on the recent spate in communal incidents in the nation still fresh in minds, the Lower House will hold a discussion on the Communal Violence Bill today. All eyes will be set on the Congress vice president and his course of action on the issue in the Parliament.
03 Dec 2013
New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said it will "unequivocally" oppose the Communal Violence Bill when it comes up for discussion and passage in Parliament as it is a "threat" to communal harmony and an "attack" on the federal structure.
06 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Faced with stiff opposition from BJP and some non-Congress parties over the Communal Violence Bill, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday rejected the charge that it was a "vote-catching gimmick" and said it was time to control "aberrations" like the Muzaffarnagar riots.
06 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Facing stiff opposition from the BJP and some non-Congress parties over the controversial Communal Violence Bill, the Central Government has decided to drop several provisions to ensure that the legislation is neutral between communities and reduced its role in handling of riots.
03 Dec 2013
New Delhi: Attacking the Government for bringing the communal violence Bill ahead of Lok Sabha polls, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that it was "highly discriminatory" and aimed at polarising the country on communal lines.