Karat meets President on ‘terror arrests’

CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday met President Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to direct the government to remove "draconian provisions" in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, claiming that these are being used against "innocent" Muslims in terror cases.

Leading a delegation that included three Muslim youths jailed and then acquitted by the courts, he demanded compensation for those implicated in false cases, setting up of special courts to settle cases within a year, and action against officers in cases where the court has held that evidence has been misrepresented.

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