'National Security Act can't replace POTA'

Updated on Sep 17, 2008 09:09 PM IST

BJP spokesperson Arun Jaitley says substituting National Security Act for Prevention of Terrorism Act is too casual a suggestion and a deceptive recommendation. Will creating the ministry of Internal Security solve the problem of growing terrorism in India? | Surfers' Response

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IANS | By, New Delhi

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday rejected the Administrative Reforms Commission's (ARC) report recommending the National Security Act (NSA) to combat terrorism.

"NSA gave a provision for preventive detention for a year. It's not a punitive law," BJP spokesperson Arun Jaitley told reporters.

He further said that substituting NSA for Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) is too casual a suggestion and a deceptive recommendation.

Under the NSA, a person can be detained on the basis of suspicion, for up to a year. But it does not ensure punishment, he said

Veerappa Moily, chairperson of the ARC, had Tuesday suggested the implementation of NSA to combat terrorism.

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