Cabinet approved Anti Communal Violence Bill, says Shinde

New Delhi, Dec. 16,: The Cabinet on Monday cleared the Anti Communal Violence Bill and is likely to be tabled in the current session of the Parliament.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said, “The draft bill titled ‘Prevention of communal Violence access to Justice and Reparations 2013′ has been approved by the cabinet.”

“The Bill will be introduced the Parliament,” Shinde added.

The ‘Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013′ proposes to impose duties on the Centre and state governments and their officers to exercise their powers in an impartial and non-discriminatory manner to prevent and control targeted violence, including mass violence against religious or linguistic minorities, SCs and STs.

The bill also proposes constitution of a body – National Authority for Communal Harmony, Justice and Reparation – by the Centre to exercise the powers and perform the functions assigned to it under this Act. The bill largely sticks to the provisions prepared by Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC). (ANI)