Narendra Modi skips NIC meet

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday skipped the National Integration Council (NIC) meet here called by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to curb hate propaganda and deal with incidents of communal violence.

The meeting was attended by the chief ministers of various states, leaders of various political parties and chairpersons of national commissions, among others.

The meeting, coming against the backdrop of the Sep 7 riots in Muzaffarnagar of western Uttar Pradesh which left over 40 people dead and thousands displaced, also discussed issues related to security of women and the weaker sections of society.

The use of social media by certain sections in fanning violence also came up for deliberations.

The Muzaffarnagar violence was sparked off after fake videos were put up on social media, according to police reports.

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