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India Scraps Controversial Anti-Terror Law

India’s president has repealed a tough anti-terror law, a government official said on Wednesday, removing a measure critics say has been misused against minority Muslims and to settle political scores. But President Abdul Kalam approved another decree to give more teeth to an older law to deal with terrorism to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act, which was introduced after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and a raid on the Indian parliament three months later. New York-based Human Rights Watch welcomed New Delhi’s decision saying it was a signal to other countries to fight terrorism without infringing basic human rights. Full Story

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