India repeals controversial anti-terror law Chris Buell at 9:39 AM ET
Members of India's Union Cabinet agreed Friday to a withdrawal of a controversial anti-terror law that some have alleged has been misused against Muslims in the country. The Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) was passed following a deadly 2001 attack on the Indian parliament. According to Indian Home Minister Shivraj Patil, the act was faulty due to harsh bail provisions and a higher burden of proof on the accused party rather than on prosecutors.
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