Drop changes in Goondas Act: CPI(M)


The CPI(M) on Tuesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to give up the amendments that will allow detention of suspects for a year even when only a single offence has been committed.

A resolution adopted at a meeting of the party’s State Secretariat said the amendments to the Tamil Nadu Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug-offenders, Forest-offenders, Goondas, Immoral Traffic offenders, Sand offenders, Slum-grabbers and Video Pirates Act, 1982, known as the Goondas Act, were against the democratic spirit. “Detaining a person in prison without any trial is against natural justice and anti-democratic. As usual, it will be used to settle scores with political rivals,” CPI(M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan said.

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