Saturday, November 12, 2011

Opposition to Communal Violence Bill

MANGALORE: Hindu organisations have decided to oppose the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill-2011. The Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike will hold series of protests across the district from November 13.

RSS Sangh Chalak Vaman Shenoy said Hindu organisations will oppose the Bill tooth and nail. The draconian Bill will divide communities and the nation itself will be divided in future. The Bill divides citizens into two major sections - 'group' and 'others'. While Muslims, Christians, Scheduled Cast and Scheduled tribe communities come under the 'group' section, Hindus have been separated as 'others', he said adding, "this will divide Hindus and the nation."

He said that the UPA government aims at appeasing the minorities through the introduction of the Bill. "It is against our Constitutional values, which upholds the principles of secularism. Leaders including Mayavathi, Jayalalitha and even Left parties have already expressed their opposition to the Bill. Hindu Hitharakshana Vedike will continue its fight until the government drop the proposal," he asserted.

Protests in district: Protests will be held at Gurupur on November 13, Bantwal, Puttur, Belthangady, Ullal, Karkala and Udupi on November 14 and at Surathkal, Mulki, Moodbidri, Kundapur and Sullia on November 15. A massive protest rally will be held in Mangalore on November 23. Seers and leaders of various Hindu organisations will take part in the rally, Shenoy informed.

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