Gujarat” and “anti-terror law” are like catnip for defenders of civil liberties and believers in the rule of law, and for good reasons too. Those reasons are numerous, and are on record. Most centre on the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) which was repealed—but not rolled back—in 2004, thereby meaning that those arrested, detained, and awaiting or undergoing trial under that law would still have to live through the ordeal. The three review committees set up under retired high