With Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi batting for civil rights and minority groups in the six-year-long battle for a law on communal violence, the law ministry has completely rewritten the widely criticized draft prepared by the home ministry. TNN Jun 18, The new bill, currently being vetted by the home ministry, has incorporated most of the demands made by activists, said a highly placed source in the law ministry. If the bill passes into law, it will fundamentally alter criminal jurisprudence on communal violence, bringing it in line with the international convention on genocide.
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Lagos, Nigeria CNN A hour curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where police said at least 55 people were killed in communal clashes.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said special security forces have been deployed to hotspots in the state's capital to restore calm. Buhari said he found the frequent outbreaks of bloodshed in the country "worrisome.
Violence is an ill-wind that blows nobody any good," Buhari said in a statement as he called on various communities to shun violence and live peacefully. The violence in Kaduna, which has resulted in the deaths of 55 innocent people, is condemnable. The Police have been authorized to do everything possible Communal violence restore calm.
A Special Intervention Force has been deployed to the flash-points, and the IG will provide regular updates. Read More Locals say the number of deaths is higher than the official figures reported by police and that the attacks were still ongoing despite the curfew yesterday. One resident of Kazah Bulus told CNN "When we closed from church yesterday Sunday on my way home, I saw people running everywhere, they heard that people were being attacked.
On my way home, I saw dead bodies. Shops and houses were burnt down. El-Rufai who visited affected the areas following the attacks vowed the state would prosecute those responsible for the killings.
We are not happy with this and government will pursue and punish those responsible for this devilish act," El-Rufai said. Buhari, who campaigned in the elections on being tough on insecurity and insurgency from Boko Haram in the northeast of the country, has battled with the perception in the country that he has not been decisive on stamping out the violence in the Middle Belt of the country.
Insecurity in the country is certain to be a defining issue in the upcoming presidential elections, and President Buhari faces a fierce re-election battle. Earlier this year, he spoke out saying it was unfair to blame him for the herdsmen killings.
Ethnic tensions have led to a spate of attacks in Nigeria's volatile central and northern states this year. In May, 45 people, including women and children, were killed in retaliatory attacks by armed bandits on farming settlements in the Kaduna.
At least 86 people died following attacks carried out by armed herdsmen in farming settlements in Plateau, a state in the north central region of the country.“Many have argued that it [the inter-communal violence] is a product of the search for a new enemy to replace the Tamils, unite the Sinhala and win votes by cultivating a .
What is the background to the recent outbreak of communal violence in Burma's Rakhine state? Concentrated almost exclusively in the townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung in the northern corner of the Rakhine state on the Bangladesh border, the Rohingya are a subset of a larger Muslim population that extends throughout Burma.
The aim of this article is to explore the communal violence in Sri Lanka and find out the root causes and mechanisms to solve such conflicts in the future.
Communal violence is not a new phenomenon in the country. Throughout history there have been many incidents of communal violence among the.
Violence can fall along religious, occupational, and ethnic lines. There is also a criminal dimension with cattle rustling, though that does not appear to have played a role in this particular. Kaduna was plunged into communal violence after fighting erupted between Hausa Muslim and Adara Christian youths in Kasuwan Magani's market following a dispute among wheelbarrow porters.
The Nigerian authorities’ response to communal violence is totally inadequate, too slow and ineffective, and in some cases unlawful, Amnesty International said today, as clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna have resulted in deaths in January alone.