New Delhi: Subramanian Swamy has filed an FIR against the UPA chief Sonia Gandhi and members of the National Advisory Council (NAC), for “committing offenses of propagating hate” against the Hindu community of India, by drafting the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill 2011.
In his written complaint to the Station House Officer of Sector 18 Rohini, Crime Branch, New Delhi, Swamy has alleged that Mrs. Gandhi and the NAC members, through the bill, have sought to target Hindus of India by “inciting crimes against the Hindu with impunity.”
Swamy alleges that by aiming to incite hatred against the Hindu community, the NAC, with Ms Sonia Gandhi as Chairperson, and other members have jointly committed offences like 153A & B, 295A and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code.
Explaining his objections against the bill, the Janata Party chief has alleged that the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill is essentially a manifestation of the NAC’s views that the “majority community – read Hindus – are the perpetrators of communal violence in India and the minority – read Muslims and Christians – are the victims.”
This assumption has also been alleged by Swamy, to be an “incitement of religious and communal strife” which in turn is a crime under the IPC.
Terming the Bill to be a “threat” to national integration, social harmony and constitutional federalism, Swamy has accused the “scriptwriters of this bill” NAC in this case, of “religious bias” against Hindus.
The complaint specially mentions the All India Christian Council (AICC) and the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations for Empowerment (JCMOE) as the organizations which pushed for the bill.
Referring to AICC and JCMOE, Swamy alleges that, these two organizations consider only the Christians and Muslims as the “generally targeted” victims of communal violence; and they wanted that the word ‘communal violence’ be re-defined in such a way that only the Muslims and Christians are treated as victims and Hindus as predators.
Swamy finds the Bill to be a ploy to empower the Central Government to invoke Article 355 and 356 of the Constitution against any state in the event of any communal violence.
Swamy has also alleged that the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill 2011, once passed, will only be exploited by organizations like LeT and HuJI.
In his complaint, Swamy has asked the authorities to do a through “investigation into the communal mentality’ of the NAC chairperson Ms. Sonia Gandhi and other members and take necessary action under the law to prosecute the offenders under the cited sections of the IPC.