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An International Trojan Horse?

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill has been drafted to meet India's obligations to the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force on combating money-laundering and terrorist fi nancing. However, the powers it will confer on the government could be easily abused to permit prosecution of mass organisations or non-governmental organisations working in communities allegedly associated with banned groups. There are many other concerns and it is essential that the Bill be referred to a standing committee of Parliament before it is considered for enactment.

COMMENTARY An International Trojan Horse? groups, without judicial review, from two to ve years.3 This allows the governments Need for Review of UAPA Bill 2011 assumption of guilt to go unchecked for longer, multiplying the harmful effects of awed anti-terrorism legislation by furthering the risk of punishing the SAHRDC innocent. The assumption of guilt before

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