BENGALURU: THE Siddaramaiah government is all set to constitute a cabinet sub-committee to study the living conditions of minorities in the state and introduce measures for their all-round development. It will also fulfill the long-standing demand of the minority Muslim community to set up a separate body to prevent misuse of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). At an event to mark Minorities’ Rights Day here on Sunday, the chief minister said his government is thinking of introducing population-based proportionate reservation system for the weaker sections.
Govt to constitute UAPA Authority
Home Minister G Parameshwara announced that the state government has taken the decision to set up an authority soon to prevent misuse of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Once constituted, the UAPA Authority would review all complaints filed under the Act before it is taken up by security agencies. Presently, ecurity agencies directly take up such cases, which has led to complaints of misuse of the Act.