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PM to focus on communal violence at NIC meet today

The meeting of the National Integration Council on Monday will attempt to understand the role of social media in maintaining communal harmony and otherwise. The meeting of the Council, which will be chaired by PM Manmohan Singh, is being held after two years following the communal tension in Muzaffarnagar.

According to the agenda, the 148-member NIC will discuss among other issues role of social networking sites in promoting national integration and ways of tackling hate propaganda. Allegations have been made that video clipping promoting disharmony between two communities went viral in Muzaffarnagar leading to the riots.

The meeting would also deliberate upon safety and security of women, confidence- building measures taken to tackle communal disturbances and taking help from all sections of society in removing communal tension. Union ministers, Leaders of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, chief ministers of all states and Union Territories are members of the NIC. Leaders of national and regional political parties, chairpersons of national commissions, eminent journalists, public figures and representatives of business and women’s organisations are also part of NIC.
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