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Govt mulling reforms in criminal procedure to avoid false charges against Muslim youths

Showing concern towards the labelling of Muslim youths as 'terrorists' in false cases, Union minister for law and justice DV Sadananda Gowda said that the government is mulling reforms in criminal procedure.


Govt mulling reforms in criminal procedure to avoid false charges against Muslim youths

New Delhi: Showing concern towards the labelling of Muslim youths as 'terrorists' in false cases, Union minister for law and justice DV Sadananda Gowda said that the government is mulling reforms in criminal procedure.

“Cases of arrest of Muslim youths on false terror charges are a matter of concern. We are thinking of bringing in changes. The law commission is working on a report in this matter to bring about reforms in criminal procedure, bail, prosecution lapses, etc,” Gowda was quoted in India.com report.

The minister was speaking at an event celebrating two years of NDA government in office.

His statement came in the wake of acquittals of many Muslim accused in different terror related cases.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier told TOI that "the government has settled for a calibrated approach to terror investigations, advising police to adopt a more sophisticated approach, including de-radicalisation strategies, rather than necessarily prosecuting all suspects".

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