Issue of Bail: Relief to Sudha Bharadwaj is welcome. Prolonged imprisonment of other Bhima Koregaon accused must also be questioned

News: Bombay High Court granted bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad case. Reasons behind the delay in bail, and what is the High Court’s observation on it? Under the Bhima Koregaon/Elgar Parishad case, the state opposed all bail pleas of the accused, even if some of them were ailing. Even the Bombay… Continue reading Issue of Bail: Relief to Sudha Bharadwaj is welcome. Prolonged imprisonment of other Bhima Koregaon accused must also be questioned

Issue of Bail under UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) – Explained, Pointwise

Source: The Hindu   Syllabus: GS 2 – Structure, Organization, and Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Relevance – Watali judgment set the conditions for the bail of an accused, arrested under the UAPA act. Introduction The unfortunate death of Father Swamy and the continued imprisonment of so many others like him bring the… Continue reading Issue of Bail under UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) – Explained, Pointwise

UAPA should go the way of TADA & POTA

Source: TOI Relevance: Misuse of UAPA to curb political dissent. Synopsis: Right to fair trial is being consistently violated under the UAPA provisions. This law should be repealed like TADA and POTA. Background Father Stan Swamy, an 84-year-old Jesuit priest, known for his service and activism in the cause of Adivasis, died nine months into… Continue reading UAPA should go the way of TADA & POTA