Preventable abuse: SC calls out wrongful use of preventive detention. Such arrests must be made only in rare cases

Source: Times of India Synopsis  The courts have made adverse remarks in the matter of preventive detention. This has raised the debate of fundamental rights and freedom as offered in the constitution.  What is preventive detention?  It means the detention of a person without trial and conviction by the court. It is a precautionary measure to… Continue reading Preventable abuse: SC calls out wrongful use of preventive detention. Such arrests must be made only in rare cases

Preventive detention only to forestall public disorder: SC

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Supreme Court has ruled that the provision for preventive detention cannot be invoked over apprehension of law and order problems. Furthermore, it said a person can be detained only in cases where public order is directly affected. What was the case? The judgment came on an appeal… Continue reading Preventive detention only to forestall public disorder: SC

UAPA being misused to silence voices against injustice’

What are the issues with UAPA?  Context:   In last week alone three important judgements were delivered on the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA),1967. These are,  The grant of regular bail to three student activists in the Delhi riots case of 2020. The Delhi High Court held that the police had failed to show its accusations were prima facie… Continue reading UAPA being misused to silence voices against injustice’