Cabinet panel on minority welfare soon

Published: 19th December 2016 12:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2016 05:41 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

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.


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