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Bill to prevent violence in the name of religion soon: HM

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that government would soon introduce the Communal Violence (Prevention,Control and Rehabilitation) Bill with amendments to prevent violence in the name of caste and religion.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2010 12:27 IST

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that government would soon introduce the Communal Violence (Prevention,Control and Rehabilitation) Bill with amendments to prevent violence in the name of caste and religion.

Some suggestions had come from Parliamentary Standing Committee for amending the Bill and it had been placed before Parliament, he said in a function organised to unveil a statue of B R Ambedkar in Karaikudi late last evening.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had suggested to make it tougher for those instigating caste and communal violence, he said, adding the draft bill would be ready soon.

It was not good to hear about caste and communal violence even after several decades of Independence, he said, adding such incidents had no place in the land where great leaders like Kamaraj, Anna (Annadurai-DMK founder) and Periyar (rationalist leader) lived.

The amendment would help lawmakers to take stringent action against those instigating and spreading communal violence, Chidambaram said.