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   Welfare Party of India objects introduction of new anti-terror law in Gujarat assembly.
Welfare Party of India objects introduction of new anti-terror law i...

New Delhi: 27th March 2015.Welfare party of India strongly objected to the move of the Gujarat state government to reintroduce the Gujarat Control of Organized Crime Bill (GUJCOC), a new incarnation of the infamous Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA). It is to be remembered that the GUJCOC Bill had been returned twice by APJ Abdul Kalam and once by Prathibha Patil, then Presidents suggesting amendments to the controversial provisions to telephone interception and confession made before police officer admissible as evidence in court. The bill is still with the President of India pending for clearance.

Welfare party of India finds the new Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organized Crime (GCTOC) Bill-2015 replacing GUJCOC Bill worse than POTA and TADA. The provisions in the Bill empowering police to intercept calls and wire communications and to admit them as evidence in court are a breach of the privacy right of the citizen and of his fundamental right. Stringent anticipatory bail provisions make it near impossible. Making the confessions before a Superintendent of Police as admissible evidence is against all international rules and regulations. There are even provisions awarding death penalty for some crimes in the bill.

It is an irony that the Gujarat government move comes at a time when the Supreme Court of India struck down 66-A of the IT Act terming it violation of the fundamental right of the citizen.

Welfare Party asks all political parties, human rights organisations and civil society groups to raise their voice against the move of the BJP to introduce draconian law in the state.


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