Dawood, Masood Azhar among 4 declared ‘individual terrorists’ under amended law

News:The Central Government has decided to declare Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman-Lakhvi and Dawood Ibrahim as individual terrorists under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act,2019. Facts: Parliament has passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019. The Bill amends the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 providing special procedures to deal with terrorist activities and individuals and groups… Continue reading Dawood, Masood Azhar among 4 declared ‘individual terrorists’ under amended law

President Kovind gives assent to UAPA Bill

President has given assent to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019. The Bill amends the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 providing special procedures to deal with terrorist activities and individuals and groups that foster terrorism in India. Under the Act,the central government may designate an organisation as a terrorist organisation if it (a)commits or participates… Continue reading President Kovind gives assent to UAPA Bill

UAPA Bill gets Rajya Sabha nod

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill,2019 has been passed in the Parliament. The bill amends the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 providing special procedures to deal with terrorist activities, individuals and groups that foster terrorism in India. The bill empowers the government to designate individuals as terrorists if (a)the person commits or participates in acts of… Continue reading UAPA Bill gets Rajya Sabha nod

New anti-terror clause will be used sparingly; Azhar, Saeed to be first targets: official

Government officials have said that the proposed amendments to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act(UAPA) will be used sparingly.The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill 2019 has already been passed by the Lok Sabha. The Bill amends the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 providing special procedures to deal with terrorist activities and individuals and groups that foster terrorism… Continue reading New anti-terror clause will be used sparingly; Azhar, Saeed to be first targets: official