Flawed still

Print edition : November 29, 2013

September 10, 2011: (From right) Chief Ministers Bhupinder Singh Hooda (Haryana), Prithviraj Chavan (Maharashtra) and Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh) at the National Integration Council meeting in New Delhi. Chief Ministers of some prominent non-Congress-ruled States, such as Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar, Mayawati and Jayalalithaa, did not attend the meeting in protest against the non-federal nature of the NAC’s Bill. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Rapid Action Force personnel marching through a riot-affected area in Mysore on July 3, 2009. Photo: M.A. SRIRAM

Victims of the November 1984 anti-Sikh riots being taken to Janakpuri police station for recording of statements. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

While the NAC’s revised draft Bill on prevention of communal and targeted violence has tried to address the issues raised by critics, it still has some grey areas.
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