Are states in India competent to make laws on National Security along with Public law and Order? Discuss in the light of recently passed GCTOC and provisions of seventh schedule in the constitution of India.
State governments have power to make law on public order so long it does not relate to national security; Law related to national security are vested in hands of union government. Further, Union parliament has residual powers to make laws on matters not listed anywhere in seventh schedule.
The GCTOC defines terrorism as an “act committed with the intention to disturb law and order or public order or threaten the unity, integrity and security of the State …..”