Giving more power to the National Investigation Agency, today in Lok Sabha National Investigation Agency Bill was approved to tackle the terror cases in India as well as abroad.
this would allow NIA not only to probe cyber crimes and human trafficking but also will allow the NIA to designate an individual suspected to have terror links as a terrorist under the amendment to schedule 4 of the UAPA, before which the only organisations were designated as ‘terrorist organisations’.
After the Mumbai terror attack that killed around 66 lives the NIA was founded in 2009, but due to the lack of certain powers were unable to function properly or independently, until 2017 when the Union Home Ministry have been considering the two laws to give more power to the NIA to interact with raw challenges,
While presenting the bill Amit Shah in the Lok Sabha addressed that the Modi Government would not misuse this law at any cost neither would use to target other religion, he also ensure that the terrorism will be finished irrespective to the religion of the accused. He also accused the Congress-led UPA government for repealing the anti-terror act POTA as to allegedly misuse and save its vote bank.