Aug. 28, 2005

The dodgy underbelly of India's war on terror :Siddharth Varadarajan:

Half a world away and yet we see the very same problems taking place in India as we see with the police forces here in Canada.

Below is a very timely article and one that I hope will be widely read and deeply considered by the authorities here. I have watched with ever-increasing anxiety their efforts to set up similar forces here...ones who are able to act under a very similar legal framework. Their goals, although unstated as such, are beginning to remind me very much of the US "Patriot" laws, laws which I consider to have less to do with catching and convicting terrorists than they do with stifling dissent among law-abiding citizens. I also expect that these new laws, as well as those groups responsible for their execution, will be just as ineffective at catching terrorists as the Indian's are. Ironically, I have little doubt that they will be entirely effective at stifling our freedoms --- just as the US Patriot laws have done. Instead, we get "secondary" and petty behaviour such as we see with the Marc Emery arrest and indictment.

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The dodgy underbelly of India's war on terror In their search for quick results, the police have allowed the real conspirators behind the terrorist attack on Parliament to get away. "
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