28 Feb 2014
Washington: United States continues to express concern over communal violence in India. Obama Administration has said strongly refuting reports that it has gone soft on the Gujarat communal riots in 2002 and the alleged role of its Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
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.
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.
24 Feb 2014
Aligarh: Amid reports of Aligarh Muslim University Teachers’ Association (AMUTA) deciding to boycott Mulayam Singh Yadav’s visit to the campus, the Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo has cancelled his scheduled programme.
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: 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.
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.
08 Dec 2013
Bhubaneswar: Strongly opposing the Prevention of Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013, in its present form, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday asked the Centre not to move it hastily and have wider consultations with the states.
07 Dec 2013
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday termed the communal violence bill as ‘the most obnoxious piece of legislation in independent India’ and said that had it been in place, it would have resulted in punishment of the members of the majority community for Muzaffarnagar riots.