English_Master March 2, 2016 No Comments
POTA (PREVENTION OF TERRORISM ACT) “Till 11th September, 2001, the increasing number of incidences of International Terrorism couldn’t awaken the US and the world from the slumber of overconfidence of their intelligence, and their preaching to soothe the wounds of the suffering nations was a routine political mechanism for them”. The terrorist strike on the US’ heart and soul on 11th September, 2001 made everyone aware to the grave menace of international terrorism and compelled the nations all over the world to initiate urgent measures to fight the devil. The terrorist attack on Indian Parliament on 13th December, 2001 made every leader vulnerable to any such attack and the urgency of taking measures against growing terrorism became more serious. On 21st September, 2002, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution seeking all nations to enact laws to curb terrorism. The UK had already passed Anti-Terrorism Act, 2002, and India too passed Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) on 25th October, 2001. The promulgation of POTO triggered boisterous debate and controversy in different segments of the political arena. The opposition stated, it to be the black mark in the ruling coalition’s way of Governance. The main point of opposing, the POTO was the fear of misuse of the ordinance, as...
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