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There is absence of stringent laws to curb terror - BJP

BJP president Rajnath Singh says there is absence of a stringent law to combat terrorism in the country.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2007 06:09 PM IST

The BJP on Wednesday said the absence of a stringent law to combat terrorism has resulted in the repeated acts of terror in the country.

"There is no stringent legislation like that of POTA which was present during NDA regime to combat terrorism, this has resulted in such attacks," BJP president Rajnath Singh told reporters after a meeting in the Capital.

Commenting on yesterday's blasts in Gorakhpur, Singh said "the perpetrators of the crime need to be brought to book at any cost, the moral of these elements have increased manifold due to absence of a strict law," he added.

Singh came down heavily on the UPA government at the Centre saying that it failed to find a replacement for POTA yet.

"Although, UPA managed to remove POTA owing to their policy of appeasement, they have not yet found a proper replacement to it. The result is apparent," Singh alleged.

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