ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Critique of the Communal Violence Bill 2005

Despite some positive provisions, the Communal Violence Bill 2005 was very much a toothless tiger in the fight against communalism. The bill did not adequately address the principal goal of "prevention and control" which it states in the Statement of Objects and Reasons. This and other shortcomings need to be dealt with in the drafting of the new bill that is expected to be introduced in Parliament.

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