Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday expressed concern over the well-being of Muslim youth in the country. While speaking at the ‘Vikas Parv’ celebrations in Aligarh, Gowda said that false terror charges against Muslim youth in the country are a matter of concern.
According to TOI, when asked about rising instances of false terror charges against Muslim youths and the problems of rehabilitation they face after their acquittal, Gowda replied that legal reforms are in the pipeline to address such cases.
Gowda said “Cases of arrest of Muslim youths on false terror charges are a matter of concern. We are thinking of bringing in changes. The law commission is working on a report in this matter to bring about reforms in criminal procedure, bail, prosecution lapses, etc. A Supreme Court judge is the chairperson of a panel preparing the report, and there are other legal experts who are helping in preparing this report, and it is being worked upon.”