Amit Shah defends provision to declare person as terrorist, Mahua Moitra, Owaisi call it ‘anti-people’
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed an amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, which defines terrorist acts and specifies officers who can investigate cases under it. The proposed legislation provided fodder for political acrimony, and was passed in the Lower House despite strong objections by several Opposition leaders.
Home Minister Amit Shah today attacked the opposition over a debate on amendments to a key anti-terror bill. “A government fights terrorism; it shouldn’t matter which party is in power,” Mr Shah said in parliament. The Unlawful Activities Prevention (Amendment) Bill seeks to designate a person suspected to have terror links as a “terrorist”, which the opposition say has a large scope for misuse.