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Special Task Force needed to solve terror cases against Muslims: K.Rahman Khan

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan wants the government to constitute a special task force that will look into the detention of 'innocent' Muslim youths implicated in terror charges.

Khan gave the example of the British Government which has formed a special force to tackle terror related matters, ensuring justice to those who are being detained in terror charges.

"I feel it's is a very good step taken by the UK Government. So, I am writing to the Prime Minister and the chairperson of UPA Sonia Gandhi that such measures if taken in India will win the confidence of the minorities," he said.

The Minister expressed his concern over many Muslim youth who are detained for more than ten years without chargesheets.

"Security of nation should not be compromised but at the same time innocent people should not be punished and justice should not be delayed or denied," he said

"This particular high-power committee can review the charges and restrain those who misuse the power of arrest, as there will be a body to look into these matters," he added.

He discussed the problem of terror attacks with the UK Minister of Communities Affairs on a visit to London, who explained that the task force under Prime Minister David Cameroon comprised of various ministers to review terror cases.

He further said that it is a violation of human rights if someone is acquitted after being detained for ten years. It completely disrupts the lives of the detainees who are kept in jail for extended periods.

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First Published: Fri, July 12 2013. 15:44 IST