07 May 2014
New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan has blamed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for stalling the Communal Violence Bill and stopping it from becoming a law before the Lok Sabha elections.
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.
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.
09 Aug 2014
New Delhi: Recently in news for storming to the Well of Lok Sabha to demand discussion on communal violence incidents, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has again courted controversy after he said on Saturday that the communal conflicts in Uttar Pradesh were ‘engineered’.