<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session II (Winter Session) </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session II (Winter Session) Friday, December 17, 1999/Agrahayana 26, 1921 (Saka )


Type of Debate: PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILL
Title: Discussion on the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) (Withdrawal of legal proceedings) Bill, 1999. (Not concluded)

TEXT :
16.12 hrs

MR. SPEAKER: Before I call upon Shri G.M. Banatwalla to move the motion for consideration of the Bill, we have to fix the time for discussion on the Bill. Shall we fix two hours?

SHRI S. JAIPAL REDDY (MIRYALGUDA): No, Sir.

x ɴɱ (֨< nIh v): < ʤɱ E ʴɮv Ei *

MR. SPEAKER: Hon. Members, initially we will fix two hours. Later on we will see.

SHRI S. JAIPAL REDDY : Sir, it is a very important Bill which concerns the civil liberty of thousands of people and a lot of people have been affected by this TADA law. Though it is lapsed, it continues to afflict people.

MR. SPEAKER: Shri Jaipal Reddy, initially we can give two hours. If necessary, we can extend the time for discussion on the Bill.

SHRI G.M. BANATWALLA (PONNANI): I beg to move:

"That the Bill to provide for withdrawal and prevention of all legal proceedings under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987 which expired on 23 May, 1995 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, be taken into consideration."

16.13 hours (Shri P.H. Pandiyan in the Chiair)

Vxɤ Sɮx ɽ, ɤ Vxi E ]b BE] 23 <, 1995 E { Mɪ* Ex ]b BE] Ji x E ɴVn Ec Eni , V ɮɤɮ Sɱ * Ec-Vɮ M V + V E ɱJ E {U n * Exx i Ji VB, Ex {bM Eni E ʺɱʺɱ M V , ɽ BE E]bE] i , BE iVn * Exx E Ji i V {bM EV l, <xE { x SʽB l, Ex B xɽ +, <ʱB E ]b BE] BE Jɺ n M< l*

The situation came up because of sub-section 4 of section 1

of the Act.

Exx E Ex 1, ɤ-Ex 4 E Vɽ ]b Exx E Ji x E ɴVn {bM Eni Sɱi *

M V E ɱJ E {U n , VxE Eni {bM l* BE +VҤ ʺSBx - "Exx Ji, En Vɮ*" ɱڨ i E +V ʥ]ɺ E Ei * Bx Ei ,

The King is dead, long live the King.

ɽ B *

TADA is dead, long live TADA.

ɽ BE +VҤ iWn + < iWn E Ji Ex E ʱB ɽ ʤɱ +ɪ * VɺE En ʺɡ <ix E Vɤ Exx E Ji E n Mɪ i ʡ = Ji n Exx E iɽi V En +i =x Ji ɨZ VB + V {bM Eni n =x ʮ E VB* +Mɮ Eڨi ɨZi E Eֺڮɮ , Vɮɪɨ ɱɴɺ i Ex i {ɮ ɮ {ɺ ɽi ɮ Exx Vn * < ɽ Exx E <iɱ E E< Vɰi xɽ l*

Under the normal laws of the land, they can be tried.

ֱE E V +ɨ Exx , =xE iɽi =xE >{ɮ Eni nɪɮ EB V Ei l* ɽ i n Jx M E E +VҤ ʺSBx ɮ ɨx +i * BE iɮ ]b Exx Ji i , {ɽ ʺSBx ɽ E {bM Eni Sɱ + nںɮ ʺSBx ɽ E Eix <xɴ]Mƺ {bM * {bM <xɴ]Mƺ E |]E] E Mɪ * =xE iʤE Vɤ E Eni nɪɮ EB VB i Sɱi M* ʡ xi xɪ iɮE +Jiɪɮ EB MB E ]b E Vxn J VB* ɮ, ɽ +{E <VVi SɽM, Bx.. Sn, =xE iɽҮ "

Betrayal of Indian democracy round the States"

<E +n BE xɪ iɮE E <Eɡ E Mɪ , < iɮE ]b E Ji x E ɴVn ]b E Vɮ Jx + M E ƺx E Eɨ ɮɤɮ Sɱi * ɽ ɡ xɨɮ 170, Bx.. Sn x Eix ɱ nB + <x ɱ BE ɱ { E iE ɱڨ E Eix xB iɮE ]b E Exx E Vxn Jx E Eʶɶ E M<*

"If the police want to book someone, they tag his name to an old FIR since the case may be listed as `under investigation'."

Ec +b <xɴ]Mx Ei l + ʡ ɮ ɨx B ɪxE ɮni +< E V < +b <xɴ]bx E , +b B+<+ɮ =xE +n xɨ g E =xE ʱB ]b E Vxn J Mɪ*

ɮ, ɽ ɨZx SʽB E +Jɮ ]b Exx Ji E x n Mɪ*

Why was TADA allowed to lapse?

ɽ nJM E ֱE ɮ ɽ i =` E ]b E Exx, ʽxnֺix, V nxɪ E ɤɺ c Vɨʮi = Vɨʮi E l {ɮ EE E ]E + ɽ <ʱB EE ]b BE B Exx , Vɺɨ E< Vɨʮi =ڱ xɽ l* Vɺɨ Vɨʮi E Vix n |ʺ{ɱ + V iɨn =ڱ i , ɮ Ji EE J nB MB l*

ɽ i ɨx +< E ]b E c {x {ɮ Mɱi <iɱ E Mɪ * <ʱB ɽ E Mɪ E B Exx V Vɨڮ ʨVV E Jɱɡ , B Exx V Vʮ|bƺ E iɨn =ڱ E Jɱɡ , B Exx V BMVE]V E <ix {ɴɮ ni E =E Mɱi <iɱ c {x {ɮ + , B Exx Ji x SʽB* < i E iɺҨ E Mɪ + < i E xi B 23 < E ɽ Exx Ji +* Vɮ Vֱ i nJɪ E E-E M E ]b E iɽi {Ec Mɪ* ɮ, Vn BMVɨ{ɱ nx xɽ Sɽi * Ex +{ Sɪ i ɽ E < Exx E +vvv <iɱ V +, =x Mxɽ {ɮ Eix Vֱ-ʺiɨ E + V +V V E ɱJ E {U <iVɮ E E E =xE < ]b E ʶEV xVi ʨɱM* ɮ, +{ nJɪ E E-E M E < ]b E +n n E Mɪ + =xE Eڮ E l* ɨڱ c<ɮ, Vnڮ, =xE n E Mɪ* Eڮ E l E ɽ E E Vnڮ {ɮ ɨx =`E Sɱ* E ɨx l, = Vnڮ E ɱڨ xɽ* ɱ E, SEnɮ E, +]ʮE ɱ E, c<ɺ E, VxE ɱڨ xɽ l E < +n E {ɺ E + E En ɽ V , =xE n E Mɪ* ɽɮɹ] E ɪMg Vɱ vx <E BE Sɮɽ Eʮ Sɮ l* BE nx =x nJ E EU M VxE n {ʱɺ x ]ʮ] E* Ex Eɱ nJx E V֨ = Sɮɽ E ]b n E n Mɪ* BE-BE Vʮ E xɨɮ n Ei , Ex Vʺ] B]ɮ Ex xɽ Sɽi , <ʱB xɽ n * BE Sɮ +i VɺE Mƴ EU M +ɪ, VxE ɽ {ɽSxi xɽ* =xx E E {x SʽB, {ɺ * =x =x ֺʡ E {x {ɱ n, ɽ ]b E +n n E n Mɪ* =E xɨ, xɨɮ ɤ n Ei , ʮEb , Ex nx xɽ Sɽi* +{ nJɪ E E E E M E n E Mɪ* ɮ nxɪ Vxi E Exɱ ɪɺ E iɽi ]b E +vvv <iɱ E Mɪ* Vɤ Exx <ix ʨɺɪV i + < ʤx {ɮ =E Ji E Vi i B ɽʶɪx Exx E +n V En =xE Ji x SʽB* +Mɮ +{ ɨZi E Vʮ i ɮ {ɺ, < VxijE n ɽi Exx VxE iɽi =x {ɮ En Sɱɪ V Ei * <ʱB Ei E ɽ ]b + <E +n Mxɽ M V ɱ-ɱ V E +n =xE < ɽʶɪx Exx xVi n< VB*

ɨɱi +nɱi MB* |Ҩ E] x +bǮ n* |Ҩ E] x E E ɽ ɽi Mcc nJɪ ni , ]b EʺV E ʮ Ex {cM* = ]] + ]ű ɱ {ɮ ʮ E* iɤ Eڨi ʮ Ex E ʱB Vɤڮ <* Jɺ i {ɮ ɽɮɹ], Vɺlx, MVɮi E ɱi Jɮɤ l* |Ҩ E] E +bǺ E Vɽ Eڨi ʮ Ex E ʱB Vɤڮ <* Eiɮ ʺƽ xɨ E BE En l* ʮ Ex Eix EʺV Mɱi ɨZ MB? ɽ BE-n xɽ l*

The review is still not satisfactory.

ɽ ʮ V + M iɺɱ J l Ex < ʮ E Vɽ 23,862 EʺV E c{ Ex {c, Ji Ex {c* ɽ Mɺ = ]b + +xɺ]b EɶSx M ʨɱ * Vn Ei x x E Jiɮ <x Mɺ E { xɽ E * BE B Exx Vɺ E +vvv <iɱ + , ɮɮ i {ɮ ʮ E VB + ɽ + iɺɱ J ʮ x + + 23,862 EʺV E c{ Ex {c i +{ ɨZ Ei E x<ƺɡ, Vֱ-+-ʺiɨ +{x <xiɽ E, +{x E<E E {ɽS SE l*

BE + +xɺ]b EɶSx Mɮ n l* ɽ <ɺ E lc Vn l* 23,901 EʺV E c{ Ex {c, Ucx {c* ɽ <ʱB Vɰ E BE B Exx V Vʮ|bƺ E Jɱɡ, +SU =ڱ E Jɱɡ, Vɨڮ ʨVV E Jɱɡ + Vɺ E +vvv <iɱ E ɽ ɱ + , =E +xn V Eni E MB , Exx E Ji x E l-l =x Ji x SʽB *

{bM EʺV E E ɱ ? ]b E] + bVMx]b E] E E ɱ ?

They are moving at a snail's pace.

ֺi iɮ, <iɽ< iɴɱi, iɴұ ɨ i {ɮ Sɱ * EU + {ɽ E Mɪ E +V

The total number of live cases under TADA is 14,446.

ɽ {bM EʺV E i * <xɴʺ]Mx Eix {bM ? Vɤ Eڨi ɽ {U Mɪ i V ɦ BE +xɺ]b EɶSx Eڨi x ɽ iɪ E {bM EʺV E Mɺ i n n Ex {bM <xɴʺ]Mx E +ʽn Mɺ xɽ Ji* Eiɤ E ɱ { E Ei E <E Mɱi <iɱ E iɮ +? V E ɱJ E {U iEҤx 1022 ֱVʨx n {c * Vɽx i {ɮ iɤɽ MB , ɱ i {ɮ iɤɽ MB + =xE ʨʱɪ iɤɽ M< * |< ʨxɺ] +] ʤɽɮ V{ ɽ E F +n EM*

=xx Sn ɽx {ɽ Vֱ<, 1999 E l:

"Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had assured a speedy action on TADA-related cases. He directed the Union Home Ministry to furnish status report from across the country and also to initiate steps for expeditious action."

ɽ ʮ{] ʽxnֺix ]< 15 Vֱ<,1999 + ]< +ɡ <b 16 Vֱ<, 1999 E U{* |< ʨxɺ] x ɽ E i Vɮ E, Ex E +? xɽ Vxi = {ɮ E +ɱ +? ɪn ɽ <Ex E Wɨx l + ɪn ɽ ɪx ʺɡ <Ex E Wɨx E i l* +-+ V <Ex + , ɽ = E i l* V x E E V Eni {c ֪ VxE inn 14446 + 1022 M V n {c ֪ Vx {ɮ ֺi iɮ E l EɪǴɽ Sɱ * E Vɮ <E BMWɨ{ɱ n E E +nɱi EɮǴ< Sɱ * Vɤ ֨< ɨ ɺ] E i i , ʡ = E ɤɮ ʺVn ɽni E ɱ +i + ʡ =E n

TADA

E E i +i * i ɱ M n {c ֪ * E i ɱ E + E< E + U] xɽ * + Vɮ

TADA

nJɪ Vɺɨ EU ni E +n W {S ɱ E Ei Vn Ei * + nJɪ M i ɱ V E +n n {c ֪ * Wɽx i {ɮ iɤɽ SE * =xE ɱW ɮn SE * + Vn E iɪ Vɪ EE V +Ү l, i |Ҩ E] {ɽS Mɪ, Ex Ex E xɨ , ɽ <Ǵx =xE xɨ E Vxi , =xx i E] Ex V MɮҤ M , <ix xɽ E E* xiV E i {ɮ +V V n {c ֪ * MɮҤ M Pɮ <ɺ M E ʶEɮ *

ɽ, +{E iɴVV |Ҩ E] E BE ɱ E iɮ nx Sɽi *

AIR 96 SC 2953

E E iɮ iɴVV nE +{E n nx Sɽi * i ɱ V n

TADA

E EU ni E iɽi 5 ɱ E V Ei + i ɱ n * + ɽ VV Ei ɽ:

"After the accused persons have suffered imprisonment which is half the maximum punishment provided for the offence, any further deprivation of personal liberty would be violative of....article 21."

ɽ E ʺSBx ɨx + , ɽ VV Ei * +]E 21 E +vvv ɪɱx E Mɪ * ɽ <x M E +Vn E < iɮ Ji + n xɽ E V Ei *

J, ɽ ɪn Wɨxi E i E B M E Wɨxi ʨɱx SʽB V < En Wɨxi E ֺiɽE Ex ɱ i ɽ E <x Sɮ E {i iE xɽ E ɽ Wɨxi E ֺiɽE * MɮҤ , M-iɱҨɪɡi , Eʮ Sɮi-Sɮi {Ec MB* ֺʡ E {x {ɱx E V֨ {Ec MB* ֺʡ E {ɽSxi xɽ* Eix BEWɨ{ɱ ɽ +{E ɨx Ji Sɱ V>* + E B M ɽ =n E E V E Eɱ-E` n , M֤i E ɮ , +x{g + M-iɱҨɪɡi , =xE < VV E ɱ E ɱڨi ʨɱ VB ? Wɰi l E Eڨi B Ei {ɮ Jn =`i + <x xnɮ E EE E iɮ iɴVVɽ ni * Wɰ l E =x M E <iiɱ E Vi, =xE Pɮ ɱ E <iiɱ E Vi* ]b bʺMx]b E] B M V E ֺiɽE MB < |Ҩ E] E ɱ E iɽi V x +{E xɪ, =xE xɨ E ʱɺ] { E Vx SʽB l, Ex xɽ E M<* Wʱɨ Eڨi E Ex {ɮ V iE xɽ M * Sɮ MɮҤ i {ɮ E En =`B? Eұ E {U i Jn =xE nҴɱ xE SE * i {ɮ, <b] ʮҡ E i {ɮ +V E E <ix i E V Ei E Wɨxi E ɮ Jn Eڨi E iɮ E< En =`ɪ VB* ɽ xɽ E Ei E MɮҤ Wɨxi E E +n Ex E iEi Ji xɽ* <x MɮҤ E {ɺ EU xɽ + SV

waging a war against the nation.

Ex <x MɮҤ E ɨɱ Vɺ E E x +{E ɨx {gE xB , +Mɮ ɽ +{x Wɨxi E <iWɨ x E {B i ʡ < Bx + Eڨi E <ƺɡ E xi Sx {cM*

Ex ɨɱ ʺɡ Wɨxi E xɽ * ɨɱ <ɺ Vn Mx * Wɨxi i J + ʨɱ Vx SʽB Ex x E E ɨɱ <ɺ Vn Mx * Wɮ nJ i ɽ Vn {WҶx E +nɱi EɪǴʽ E* +Mɮ ֨< ɺ] E E i =ɨ E< EOɨ Wx SVǶ] nJɱ E M< * Eֱ Mɴɽ E inn 3000 E MɦM * + iE 3000 ʶE 189 +nɱi { E i ɱ * 3000 Mɴɽ BEWʨx Ex M <x MɮҤ E ʱB* =ɨ 189 + E * ɽ En E iE SɱM? ɪn WxnM + WxnM E n i E n ɽ En SɱM EE +VE i xɪ i E ɮx E n En Sɱ Ei , ɮx E n SVǶ] Eɨ xƤɮ 2 3 , E x E xɨ + Ei - ɽ +ɱɨ * Eұ E Ex E < iɮ n ɮ i E Һ ɮ E +n <x Eni E ɱ x E E< =n xɽ * Vɤ ɽ ʺSBx + ɽ ʺSBx E Exx E ɮ ? = Exx E ɮ VɺE {ڮ n + Eڨi x ɽʶɪx x, Vɨʮi E Jɱɡ x + VɺE ɮ x E =E V E ʨɺɪW + *

B ɱi + +nɱi EɮǴ< E ɽ ɱi i ʡ < <Ǵx E < = E Sx M E < ʤɱ E Vڮ Ei B <ƺɡ E Eɪɨ Ex M* ɮ, Vɮ Sɪ i ɽ Jn BE En B.+<.+ɮ.1996 B..2957 VV Ei :

"It is clear that there is very little prospect of a speedy trial in cases under TADA in some of the States."


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