draconian laws


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draconian laws

included severe punishments prescribed by Draco, their codifier. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 791]
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Considering the presence of over half a million Indian troops in Indian-occupied Kashmir and the prevailing draconian laws in the valley, this courageous gesture by these cricketers depicts the ground reality.
According to reporter, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said that civilian killings would not stop in the occupied territory until the draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act were repealed.
About the draconian laws, the IFJ said that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act which gives sweeping powers to military personnel and public security laws like the Public Safety Act 1978 of Kashmir, which provides for detention without trial of persons, including journalists, for acting in any manner prejudicial to security of state or maintenance of public order-are broad in scope and allow restrictions to be placed on the media.
About the draconian laws, the IFJ said that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act which gives sweeping powers to the military personnel, and public security laws like the Public Safety Act 1978 of Kashmir, which allows detention without trial of persons, including journalists, for acting in any manner prejudicial to security of state or maintenance of public order are broad in scope and allow restrictions to be placed on the media.
Moxham added: "It is not my job to tell unions what they should do when faced with these draconian laws.
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.
Indian regime refuses to oblige and does not mind if she dies, in fact it wants everyone who does not support its draconian laws to strengthen military hold over the society to die or quit.
HOME Secretary Theresa May mustn't panic us into accepting draconian laws and the surrender of privacy.
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.
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.
They also demanded the repeal of all draconian laws used to detain Maoists.