The Anti-Terror Law

 • The figures say it all
    - Dilip D'Souza
 • Themselves the Authorities
    - Dilip D'Souza
 • The climbdown
    - Arvind Lavakare
 • Everything you wanted to know
    about POTO

•December 16, 2003
Lok Sabha passes bill to amend POTA
•October 28, 2003
More power to POTA review panels
•February 23, 2003
Centre cannot check POTA misuse in states: Advani

•October 4, 2002
Vaiko to stay in jail till Wednesday

•August 12, 2002
Vaiko cynosure of all eyes in Parliament: PTI

•August 9, 2002
Vaiko given permission to vote in vice-presidential poll

• August 7, 2002
Vaiko's remand extended till September 4: PTI

• August 5, 2002
Police want to search Vaiko's residences: PTI

• August 1, 2002
Nedumaran arrested under POTA: PTI

• July 14, 2002
NDA flays TN govt for arresting Vaiko under POTA: PTI

• July 13, 2002
There are safeguards in POTA: Jana

• July 11, 2002
Vaiko arrested under POTA

• April 10, 2002
Sonia may tell Cong CMs to not use POTA

• April 9, 2002
Centre warns states over POTA issue
Afroz released; police file charge sheet
SP criticises cops, Maharashtra govt
Mumbai police chief going on leave raises eyebrows

• April 6, 2002
POTA accused moves bail plea in Delhi court: PTI

• April 3, 2002
POTA accused in J&K gets bail

• April 2, 2002
Centre not to force states to enforce POTA: Swaraj
President gives assent to anti-terrorism Bill

• March 31, 2002
POTA a tame law to tackle terrorism: Togadia

• March 26, 2002
POT Bill passed by joint session of Parliament
Anti-terror law to be used sparingly: Advani
Sangh Parivar welcomes passage of bill
Passage of bill along expected lines: BJP
Opposition slams passage of POT Bill
Over 100 arrests under POTO: Advani
Advani initiates debate on POT bill in joint sitting
Special law needed to defeat terrorism: Advani
Joint sitting begins on a noisy note
PM makes a slip, refers to Clinton as Lincoln
More stringent laws needed: Shiv Sena
Opposition criticises Advani for comment on CMs

• March 25, 2002
POT bill's passage is certain, says Vajpayee
Badal promises support to POT bill in joint sitting
Defiant Trinamool MP Ajit Panja to support POT Bill

• March 22, 2002
NDA resolves to get anti-terror bill passed
President calls for joint session of Parliament on March 26
Trinamul won't attend joint session
Rejecting anti-terror bill a great disservice: BJP

• March 21, 2002
Anti-terror bill defeated in RS
Opposition set for showdown in RS over POT Bill
Anti-terror bill: Defeat in RS imminent

• March 18, 2002
LS passes bill to ratify POTO: PTI
Trinamul unenthusiastic about POTO: PTI
Terror bill draconian: Opposition

• March 8, 2002
Bill to replace POTO introduced in LS; Oppn stages walkout

• February 3, 2002
BJP blasts Congress for opposing POTO

• January 21, 2002
POTO invoked on woman militant suspect

• December 29, 2001
Cabinet decides to re-promulgate POTO

• December 26, 2001
Country doesn't need POTO to fight terrorism: Mulayam

• December 19, 2001
Govt to re-promulgate POTO: Mahajan

• December 18, 2001
POTO invoked against four in Parliament attack case

• December 17, 2001
Terrorist suspects to be booked under POTO

• December 14, 2001
Cong raps govt for security failure, BJP pitches for POTO

• December 13, 2001
Chandrababu condemns terrorist attack on Parliament, underscores need for POTO

• December 11, 2001
Opposition blocks introduction of anti-terror bill: PTI
Govt mulling joint session for anti-terrorism bill: PTI

• December 10, 2001
PM prefers joint session of Parliament on POTO

• December 9, 2001
POTO not against any particular community: Abdullah

• December 8, 2001
Parties opposing POTO will face public wrath: Naidu
V P Singh flays Centre for POTO

• December 7, 2001
POTO to be brought before Lok Sabha next week: Mahajan
Congress rejects 'cosmetic' amendments in POTO
Hizb militant held under POTO
POTO is unnecessary: Karunanidhi

• December 6, 2001
Cabinet decides on 3 amendments in POTO
Defeat of POTO not to affect ban on PWG, MCC: Congress
Cabinet to discuss amendments to POTO today

• December 5, 2001
Offending provisions on media to go: Advani
PWG and MCC banned under POTO

• December 4, 2001
Vajpayee rejects demand to scrap POTO
BJP blames Jaitley for POTO woes
Scribes march against POTO in Delhi

• December 3, 2001
Govt to consider amendments to POTO: PM/PTI
Govt, opposition heading for showdown on POTO
Vajpayee convenes all-party meeting on POTO

• November 27, 2001
Vajpayee under pressure from BJP on POTO
Abdullah to use POTO with a 'firm hand'

• November 26, 2001
Govt, opposition stalemate on POTO continues
House in Srinagar sealed under POTO
All NDA partners favour POTO: Jana Krishnamurthy

• November 23, 2001
No amendments proposed on POTO: Opposition

• November 22, 2001
POTO weak compared to US, British laws

• November 21, 2001
Cong hardens stance on POTO: PTI

• November 20, 2001
Govt to clear misgivings on POTO: PM

• November 19, 2001
Govt may agree to amend POTO
NDA panel backs POTO

• November 18, 2001
POTO all-party meet on November 20
POTO: Parliament in for a stormy session

• November 17, 2001
Vajpayee to convene all-party meet on POTO
No consensus on POTO at CMs' conference
Sonia meets PM to discuss POTO

• November 16, 2001
PM seeks CMs' opinion on POTO

• November 12, 2001
BJP cashing in on POTO, ban on SIMI

• November 8, 2001
Uttar Pradesh to implement POTO within 10 days

• November 7, 2001
AP high court admits challenge to POTO
Those opposed to POTO helping terrorists: Advani
Biju Janata Dal supports POTO

• November 3, 2001
BJP to go all out to get POTO passed

• November 2, 2001
Centre writes to states on need for POTO

• November 1, 2001
Terrorism theme to dominate BJP national executive meet

• October 31, 2001
Attack on terrorism must be multi-faceted: Arun Shourie

• October 30, 2001
Opposition parties strongly oppose POTO

• October 25, 2001
NHRC seeks details from Centre of anti-terrorism ordinance
Anti-terrorism ordinance provides for punishment to erring cops
SIMI, Jaish, Lashkar branded terrorist outfits

• October 19, 2001
Rights group flays India, US on anti-terror laws

• October 17, 2001
Congress objects to anti-terrorism ordinance

• October 16, 2001
Government to issue ordinance to replace TADA