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Parliament passes Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill

While Lok Sabha had passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 that seeks to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 on July 24, Rajya Sabha approved it by voice vote after rejecting an opposition-sponsored motion to send it to select committee.

Rajya Sabha rejected the opposition-sponsored motion to send the amendment to select committee with 104 votes against it as compared to 85 in favour.

The House passed the amendment to the law with 147 votes in favour and 42 against it.

Replying to a debate on the amendment, Home Minister Amit Shah said a four-level scrutiny has been provided in the amendment and no human rights will be violated.

He said declaring individuals as terrorists is required as they float different organisations once an institution is banned.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also lauded the track record of NIA in conviction in terror cases calling NIA’s track record as outstanding.

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