Saturday, November 28, 2009
Communal Violence Bill
The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, in cold-storage in Parliament since 2005, was referred to in the Centre's Action Taken Report on the Liberhan Commission recommendations. Could this Bill have prevented the demolition of Babri Masjid? No, I argue in this opinion piece in today's Indian Express; the Bill curtails state government rights, with few corresponding benefits.