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Text of report by Press Trust of India news agency
New Delhi, May 6 (PTI) Rejecting the opposition's demand for a specific anti-terror law, India's Home Minister P Chidambaram Thursday said conviction of Ajmal Kasab in Mumbai attack case proved that present laws were adequate to deal with the menace.
However, the Indian government is open to "revisit" the laws if necessary.
Replying to a debate in the Upper House of Parliament on the functioning of his ministry, Chidambaram said conviction of Kasab, lone surviving terrorist involved in Mumbai attack in 2008, was not on the basis of his confession but evidence.
In this context, he said, the amended Unlawful Activities (Preventions) Act (UAPA) proved adequate for the prosecution and there was no need for separate provisions, as suggested by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India's main opposition party.
"For the present, laws are adequate. They have broad support of all …