As many as 162 Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) activists were arrested when they staged a road block agitation at Perumanallur on Monday in protest against the proposed ‘Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill'.

G. Nachimuthu, divisional secretary of VHP, said introduction of such bill, as planned, would be anti-Hindu and will not curb riots taking place between majority and minority communities as propagated.

The agitators accused Congress-led UPA government of following in the footsteps of Britons who adopted ‘divide and rule' policy, by planning this Bill.

Mr. Nachimuthu said the Bill, which would usurp the rights of Hindus, should not be passed at any cost.

‘The Bill, if introduced, will usurp the rights

of Hindus'

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