False cases against Muslim youths should be checked: Law minister Gowda
New Delhi, June 1: Union Minister for law and justice- DV Sadananda Gowda- has said that he is concerned about the false terror charges against Muslim youth and their rising numbers.
Gowda, who was in Aligarh to celebrate the 'Vikas Parv' to mark two years of Narendra Modi-led NDA government informed that legal reforms are in the pipeline to address such cases.
Gowda further added, "Cases of arrest of Muslim youths on false terror charges are a matter of concern. We are thinking of bringing in changes. The law commission is working on a report in this matter to bring about reforms in criminal procedure, bail, prosecution lapses, etc. A Supreme Court judge is the chairperson of a panel preparing the report, and there are other legal experts who are helping in preparing this report, and it is being worked upon."
Earlier Rajnath Singh said, "the government has settled for a calibrated approach to terror investigations, advising police to adopt a more sophisticated approach, including de-radicalisation strategies, rather than necessarily prosecuting all suspects".
Ironically, despite NIA's last minute opposition, a Special Mumbai Court released all the Muslim men accused in the September 2006 Malegaon blast case. Out of the 9 discharged, one is dead, six are out on bail and 2 are convicted in the Mumbai 7/11 train blast case.