New French anti terrorism law allows restrictions on ‘religious’ gatherings and closures of places of worship
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 10-Nov-2017

Paris, November 10: since long time France is fighting against terrorism and finally it imposed new Anti- terrorism law to protect the security and peace of the nation. French President Emmanuel Macron along with the French Parliament approved this law, though it faced some opposition from across the political spectrum but was effectively imposed.

 

The exceptional measures under the new anti-terrorism law will allow the police to conduct house raid and searches without a warrant or judicial oversight, including at night. It also gives extra powers to officials to place people under house arrest without the normal judicial process. The law also allows for restrictions on gatherings and closures of places of worship.

The law replaces the state of emergency that was imposed following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, and finally lifted on November 1.

 

"This law will allow us to end the state of emergency from November 1 while fully ensuring the security of our citizens," Macron said “the law protects both citizens and human rights” he added.

Under this law cops are arresting the suspects in which nine people in Paris and southern France suspected of plotting terror attacks. A tenth person was arrested in Switzerland.

Background:

States of emergency in France are dispositions to grant special powers to the executive branch in case of exceptional circumstances. A state of emergency was declared following the November 2015 Paris attacks, due to expire, after five extensions, in November 2017. Several terror attacks occurred in the nation which harmed its harmony. Like The November 2015 Paris attacks by three men who killed 130 innocents, a mass shooting at the antifascist satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, carried out by Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, two Islamist gunmen who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda in Yemen in Jan’15, a jihadist wearing a fake explosive belt attacked police officers in the Goutte d'Or district in Paris with a meat cleaver, while shouting "Allahu Akbar". He was shot dead and one policeman receiving injuries. The ISIS flag and a clearly written claim in Arabic were found on the attacker. This attack was occurred in Jan’16.