Prudent decision, Mr Home Minister
(Home Minister Shivraj Patil) said that the Act, first introduced in 1958, was enforced to deal with the ‘‘abnormal’’ situation there. ‘‘Let normalcy return,’’ he said, ‘‘then we will look into it.’’ [Indian Express]
Saner counsel has prevailed in the end. It is good to see Shivraj Patil come out unequivocally on the reasons for keeping the Act.