BBC Reports that the Indian Parliament is repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), through which many, many people have been killed in police encounters, and scores have been questionably detained.
India has problems with internal terrorism that are much more severe than anything the United States has faced. Vigorous anti-terrorist actions are required; the the state needs the power to maintain its integrity. (And indeed, there is already talk of a new bill to amend the old Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.) But POTA has been used very badly.