There is need for a new law to deal with terrorism and militancy

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Barkur, Karnataka, July 5 (UNI) Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya today stressed the urgent need for framing a new law exclusively to deal with terrorism and militancy which is threatening country's internal security.

Regretting that POTA which was introduced to tackle the terrorism effectively had been repelled, the Home Minister said that"terrorism today directed at causing confusion and cause loss to property and life and draw international attention and hence a strong law is a must." The Minister was speaking after inaugurating the State level Seminar on 'Modern Terrorism, Efficiency of Criminal Justice System and Role of Civil Society', jointly organized by SRS Memorial National Government First Grade College, and District Legal Services Authority, sponsored by UGC.

Dr Acharya said that modern terrorism had increased the real danger of rising scale of destructiveness to the new heights through the acquisition of chemical and biological weapons. Moreover, unlike in the past, schools, colleges and hospitals were now being targeted by the terrorists to pollute the young minds, he cautioned.

Stressing the need that public, authority and the media have to play an important constructive and objective role in the emergency situation, the minister called upon the public not to become panic or carried away by the rumour mongering but be more supportive and responsive.

IGP (Western Range) A M Prasad stressed that there was need for sensitizing people on the growing terrorism and militancy mainly targeted at the civil society. He exhorted that young minds should be stopped from joining terrorists and stop funding which would effectively help in controlling the spread of terrorist activities.

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