Communal violence, Telangana bills later: Shinde

Communal violence, Telangana bills later: Shinde

The central government will bring the anti-communal violence bill and the bill on creating Telangana in the next session of parliament, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday.

The cabinet passed the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013, Dec 16. It was expected to be introduced in the winter session which ended Wednesday.

The bill is facing stiff opposition from the BJP and some other parties.

The cabinet had earlier approved a bill to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and create a separate Telangana. The bill is currently with the Andhra Pradesh assembly for its approval.

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