Protection of human rights and prevention of terrorism have now become the burning issues of the international society. The emergence of terrorists outfits, revolutionary groups, national liberation movements, with different strategical and ideological pursuits and substantial number of human rights violations in the form of brutal killing and kidnapping adversaries as well as noncombatant civil population has influenced the socio-political system of even in most developed and advanced nations.
Being one of the largest democracies of the world, India has always upheld the sanctity and importance of human rights. Violations and abuses of human rights as well as terrorist activities have been ruining the peace of our country for the last few decades. The existing laws and acts against human rights violations and terrorism have failed to stem the root of increasing illegal activities. Such situations have persuaded the India Government to launch POTA, another salvo in its own strike against terror.
This book tries to explore the indispensable necessity of POTA and other Human Rights Laws in the context of increasing human rights violations and terrorism attacks in our country. Judiciously selected, authentic and authoritative information is systematically presented in this timely and well-documented work. This book will be highly informative not only to lawyers, human activists, and social service groups but also to all those who are interested to know about POTA and other Human Rights Laws.