Monday, July 28, 2008

POTA or Abracadabra?


Terrorist attacks come and go and we are back to the same tapes being replayed. The BJP has once again demanded the revival of POTA, while the PM has rejected Mr. Advani’s appeal. His logic is, “The attacks on parliament and Akshardham temple took place when Pota was in force. There is no dearth of laws in the country to deal with terrorism”.

Oh Mr. PM, is it? But the fact is none of those laws seem to be having any impact. For the record, the attack on Parliament took place on December 13, 2001 and the POTA was notified only on 28.03.2002.

Even this apart, no law is magic that you enact it and lo! The terrorist attacks stop. If the PM thinks like this, something is seriously wrong with his intelligence. Or is it that he thinks we are all stupid?

Laws like POTA need to be in place for a long period of time, they have to be implemented with a single minded determination to weed out terrorists, sleeper cells, informers, etc. This will take some time, it will involve some excesses, but it will be far less than the number of innocent lives lost in terrorist attacks.

2 comments:

theprudentindian said...

And you hear the 'outrageous' logic against POTA or similar Laws from the party which claims to have the cream of leading practicing layers in India called Congress!

H.r.Bhardawaj,kapil sibal,abhishek manu,Chidu, etc etc.all are or rather claim to be 'eminent lawyers'! What an 'Eminence'!

Going by their logic (against POTA) the entire law book should be scrapped as NONE could eliminate the 'crime' it is purported to deal with?

Even a kid know that laws are needed to 'forewarn' the consequences of the crime and to deter the potential law breakers from committing it.

Anti dowry law could not 'eliminate' the Dowry curse from the system. Rather in many a cases it is found that it was MISUSED to harass the innocent Man and his Family by the 'abusers' of the law,so should it be scrapped altogether?

Any answer o u 'Eminent Lawyers'??

Every time these 'charlatans' of Sonia Gang open their mouth with these outrageous arguments, they expose selves as what they really are... pig headed lowly sycophants of third grade.

PI.

Ravindra said...

Yes PI. What is even more baffling that nobody in the media calls their bluff as well.

So much for having an "independent" media in this country!