New anti-terrorism law in the offing?

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New Delhi, Dec 13: Union Law Minister H R Bhardwaj told reporters on Saturday, Dec 13 that the Union Law ministry has sent a proposal of mulling a new anti-terror law to the Home Ministry and would very soon declare the contents of the law which will have 'reasonable restrictions.' He refuse to comment when being asked whether the new legislation will come up before the ongoing session of Parliament, saying it has to be first cleared by the Cabinet.

Earlier, addressing the International Conference of Jurists on Terrorism, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Bhardwaj said time had come for a 'really very effective' legislation to combat the menace in the aftermath of the Mumbai mayhem. "We would arm ourselves with laws specifically aimed at terrorist and disruptive elements. The government would very soon declare the contents of the law," he said.

The country never thought that it will face terrorism to such an extent. "But now the time has come for really very effective laws," Bhardwaj. He however, hastened to add that the proposed law would not in any way infringe on Article 21 (Right to Liberty).

"The law will be there with reasonable restrictions," said Bharadwaj.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)


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