New Delhi: Terror revisited again in the national capital. The bomb blast on Wednesday outside the Delhi High Court numbed the city lives, killing 11 people and leaving scores injured.

The explosion has exposed the fragile law and order situation of the country. Although the government brought in stringent laws like TADA and POTA, their purpose has been defeated owing to controversies.

Despite Supreme Court’s green signal to TADA and POTA, both the laws proved ineffective in dealing with terrorists.

Now they have been replaced by Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act which also appears to be ineffective in containing terrorism.

India’s one of the most renowned lawyers and former Solicitor General Soli Sorabjee has also advocated for enforcing TADA law but with stricter provisions.

It is remarkable that TADA was enforced in the year of 1980 to contain the growing menace of terrorism but it became controversial.

On the pattern of TADA and POTA, MACOCA was enforced in Maharashtra but that too failed in containing crimes.

Later on, the government was compelled to bring an amendment in Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Under the new act, provisions of TADA and POTA have been made a bit flexible.

JPN\ Bureau