draconian laws


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draconian laws

included severe punishments prescribed by Draco, their codifier. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 791]
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According to Kashmir Media Service, the JKML spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar strongly condemned the arrest spree and slapping of draconian laws on pro-freedom activists and youth.
Security is always used as the reason for these draconian laws but the reality is that the more intrusive our government is the less secure our private lives are.
Thousands of workers will stand up for freedom today by lobbying MPs to stop the introduction of draconian laws that would deliver chained workers to greedy bosses.
Mohammad Sharif Sartaj expressing satisfaction over the Amnesty Internationals report, said that under the draconian laws, India had given unlimited powers to its forces in the territory.
I wonder what he'd think now: the unions crippled by draconian laws which make it virtually impossible to take legal strike action; the NHS being ripped apart by privateers whose first priority is to deliver the highest profits to its shareholders; or the spectacle of a Labour Party defending anti-trade union laws and accepting the ConDem spending plans.
We agree that crime has to be tackled, but by enhancing police professionalism and facilities instead of through draconian laws that clearly transgress on the rule of law and principles of human rights," Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim told reporters in Parliament.
Ashrawi stressed, "Israel is forging a new reality for Jerusalem by annexing Jerusalem and destroying the authenticity and character of the city with its draconian laws.
But we should thank our lucky stars no child born here will ever be subject to the kind of draconian laws that exist in China, where babies born outside marriage are often abandoned and female newborns are killed because of a traditional preference for boys.
The recent problems with regard to hacking could and should have been handled by existing laws, so there is no need to bring in even more draconian laws.
There were fears newspapers north of the Border would face draconian laws after an expert group set up by First Minister Alex Salmond recommended tougher rules than in England.
What is never revealed is that these draconian laws emanate from the European Union and have been incorporated into British law by Whitehall bureaucrats.
These Indian occupation forces with criminal instincts and armed with Black Draconian laws like Disturbed Area Act, Armed Forces Special Powers Act have so far martyred more than one lakh Kashmiri natives regardless of age and gender and have indulged in heinous crimes like rapes, molestations, torture exercises, blasting human beings, burning and blasting chattels and business establishments; loot and plunder and deforestation.