Govt Working On Legal Reforms For Muslims Falsely Held On Terror Charges

01/06/2016 11:53 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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In what seems to be an effort to shed its alleged anti-Muslim image, the BJP-led union government is working on legal reforms to address false implication of Muslim youths on terror charges in some cases, said news reports

Union minister for law and justice DV Sadananda Gowda said law commission is preparing a report to bring about reforms in criminal procedure, bail, prosecution lapses among others.

“Cases of arrest of Muslim youths on false terror charges are a matter of concern. We are thinking of bringing in changes,” he told The Times Of India, adding, “A Supreme Court judge is the chairperson of a panel preparing the report, and there are other legal experts who are helping in preparing this report, and it is being worked upon.”

Last month, union home minister Rajnath Singh had told The Times Of India, “The government has settled for a calibrated approach to terror investigations, advising police to adopt a more sophisticated approach, including de-radicalisation strategies, rather than necessarily prosecuting all suspects".

Often, Muslim youths are picked up as suspects for terror activities and are detained with no proof against them. Many such men have lost their prime years in jail.

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