CPI-M wants parliament session on terror attacks

September 14th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyNew Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday urged the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to immediately convene parliament and submit a report on increasing incidents of terrorist attacks in the country. The CPI-M’s demand came in the wake of terrorist strikes in the national capital Saturday. At least 21 people were killed and nearly 100 injured in the serial blasts.

The CPI-M, however, opposed the demand by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to introduce a strong anti-terror law, describing such laws as “draconian detention laws”.

“It is evident that the main need is for an effective intelligence and investigating system which can uncover the persons behind these activities and not draconian detention laws, which have proved ineffective in the past,” CPI-M politburo said in a statement.

Referring to the blasts that occurred in Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Bangalore this year, the CPI-M said the incidents “indicate that the capacity of the terrorist network to strike has not been curbed despite claims of arresting some of the main culprits after the blasts in Ahmedabad”.

Given this latest outrage in the capital, it is imperative for the central government to explain why the intelligence and security set up have failed to identify and dismantle the terrorist groups that are operating, the statement said.

The politburo also expressed its heartfelt sympathy to the families of all those who have been victims of the blasts.

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