U'khand govt for an anti-terror law

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Dehra Dun, Sep 20 (UNI) The Uttarakhand Government is deliberating on the issue of enacting an anti-terror law for the state.

Chief Minister B C Khanduri today told mediapersons that his government was considering enacting an anti-terror law, similar to those already in force in other states, to deal stringently with prepertrators of terror.

He said such a law was strategically important for Uttarakhand as it shared borders with Nepal and China. Also, being a tourist destination, the hilly state could not afford to be subdued by anti-elements threatning to wreak peace.

Mr Khanduri informed that security agencies in the state were being strengthened and if need arose, they would be upgraded to deal with the issue more effectively.

Uttarakhand has received several threats in the past warning of blasts at religious places like Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar.

Besides, the threat of Maoist infiltration is a prominent security issue, he said.

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