Avoid communalisation and politicisation of anti-terror laws: Chief Justice of India

December 22nd, 2007 - 10:32 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Saturday said that communalisation and politicisation of anti-terror laws must be prevented.

Balakrishnan also said that the new anti-terror legislations mulled over by several states have serious human rights concerns in it.

The fact that several states have suggested that they will enact new laws similar to POTA raises serious human rights concern,” he said while delivering his speech at the 20th Endowment Lecture of Intelligence Bureau.

He went on to say that essential question that arises while considering the efficacy of such special laws is whether they are required at all, and if, in the alternate, we can reinforce our criminal justice system mechanism to include prevention of the acts for which these special laws are enacted.

The judiciary was not infringing on the powers of executive, Balakrishnan told reporters on the sidelines of the event.

He also called for revamping the criminal justice system to address the concerns of internal security, including terrorism, organised crime, money laundering and drug smuggling and human rights issues. (ANI)

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