India's parliament has approved the government's decision to repeal a controversial anti-terror law introduced after the September 11th terror attacks in the United States.
The withdrawal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act was one of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's newly elected government's campaign promises.
The Act was pushed through parliament by the previous Hindu nationalist government, but its critics said it was abused by officials to settle personal scores and persecute minorities.
Mr. Singh's government decided to scrap the law in September and it received formal parliamentary approval Monday.
Mr. Singh's government has said the repealed act will be replaced by a new law. But no details are available.