VHP president Shri Ashok Singhal said that the anti-Hindi Communal Violence Bill is totally unacceptable to Hindus and they would oppose it tooth and nail. In a statement issued in Mumbai on July 30 he said Smt Sonia Gandhi is bringing this Bill to basically persecute her adversaries belonging to Hindu society on a mass scale.
“The dangerous and discriminatory Bill, yet to be passed, presumes that only Hindus are the aggressors and the Muslims and Christians are the victims, and, therefore, the Hindu society is always to blame for communal violence and thus deserves heavy punishment and the Muslims and Christians cannot be tried for communal violence even if it is a case of rape, loot, arson or torture committed by them. If this Bill is ever enacted as a law, millions of cases will be filed against Hindus without any reason or rhyme and they will have no way left to live as Hindus. Hindus cannot allow it as Christians have a balance of 169 countries and the Muslims a balance of 52 countries in the world. This darkest Bill of the century is against the basic tenets of the Constitution, intrudes into the domain of the state, damages a federal polity of Bharat and creates an imbalance in the inter-community relationship of the country,” he said in the statement.
“In the name of this Bill Smt Sonia Gandhi is taking recourse to what Smt Indira Gandhi did to save herself by promulgating national Emergency in 1975. This Bill is a direct threat to the very existence of Hindus, who form 82 per cent population of our country. It is an open war on Hindus. Now the only course open is to start a big movement to stop the vicious designs of Smt Sonia Gandhi,” he said.