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The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2008: Repeating Past Mistakes

The rushed amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2004 reveal that the government lacks any new ideas about how to tackle terrorism. And yet, India has the benefit of past experience, both with terrorist attacks and different legislative anti-terrorism frameworks.

This unconventional war cannot be won in a conventional way. It can only be won by showing that our values are stronger, better and more just, more fair and more humane than the alternative.1

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