07 November, 2019
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Syllabus subtopic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
News: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the ‘Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill’, controversial anti-terror legislation passed in March 2015
Prelims focus: Key features of the law.
Mains focus: Controversial provisions, concerns associated and ways to address them.
The Bill, earlier named as the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Bill, failed to get the presidential nod thrice since 2004. Now, Sixteen years after the first version of it was passed by the Gujarat Assembly, the Gujarat GCTOC has finally become law.
Controversial provisions in the Bill:
Other provisions :
Source: The Hindu
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