B.T.Venkatesh, Human Rights Lawyer and a former State Public Prosecutor on the need to make our laws and system more efficient rather than stringent. Most of the provisions in the laws such as AFSPA, UAPA, Goondas Act, etc are draconian and against the Constitutional provisions to fundamental rights. He also pushes for police reforms, strengthen investigative capabilities, and set up efficient processes.

Excerpts from a Panel Discussion conducted by Vidhi Centre of Legal Policy, Bengaluru.