India Supreme Court warning over minority arrests

ndia’s Supreme Court has said no person should be described as a terrorist and arrested simply "because he belongs to a minority community".

The court made the remarks while freeing 11 people who were charged with planning religious violence during a Hindu festival in Gujarat state.

The men were held under India’s tough anti-terrorist laws.

Police in India have been often criticised for using the laws to indiscriminately arrest people.

Many of them are eventually acquitted because of a lack of evidence against them. FULL


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