Friday, December 12, 2008

PIL ON COUNTER-TERRORISM

Former Attorney General, Soli Sorabjee has chosen the PIL route to seek urgent measures to improve our counter-terrorism capabilities. (This report says he is probably the first former law officer to do so). As the Chairman of the Home Ministry-constituted Expert Committee to draft a new Police Act, he submitted a report to the Government recommending a new Bill, which is gathering dust. More than being the Mumbaikar, I think it is this official indifference that has forced him to file the PIL. His writ petition can be read here. In his latest column, he advocates surgical precision strikes against terror camps. His writ petition is fortunately silent on this.
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