Rajya Sabha passes law to give NIA more teeth to fight terror

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Rajya Sabha passes law to give NIA more teeth to fight terror

Aug 02, 2019 11:45 IST

The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed the UAPA Amendment Bill aimed to give more teeth to the anti-terror agency NIA. The opposition objected to some provisions such as declaring an individual terrorists but the objections were defeated by the vote on the upper house. Opposition wanted the bill to be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny, but the motion was rejected. 147 MPs voted in favour of the bill as opposed to 42 against