UAPA and the recent judgments – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction In the backdrop of the Tripura violence, the police used the provisions under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967) to charge journalists and 100-odd social media users for posts on communal violence. What are the other recent cases filed under UAPA? Kashmir: Recently, students in Kashmir were booked… Continue reading UAPA and the recent judgments – Explained, pointwise

It’s time victims of UAPA demanded restitution, justice

Source: The Indian Express  Relevance: The unfortunate death of Father Swamy has brought the spotlight again on the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA),1967. Synopsis: Getting bail under UAPA is hard, but the State must compensate for the misuse of UAPA Provisions. About the UAPA:  The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 is a grossly abused legislation. Data reveal… Continue reading It’s time victims of UAPA demanded restitution, justice

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 This law should be repealed like TADA and POTA.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

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’

Govt sets up tribunal for adjudicating ban on LTTE

The Government of India has constituted the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal to adjudicate whether or not there is sufficient reason to continue the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Earlier,Central Government had extended the ban on the LTTE for another five years under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967. The ban was extended due… Continue reading Govt sets up tribunal for adjudicating ban on LTTE

Ban on LTTE extended for another five years

The Central Government has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) for another five years under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967. The ban was extended due to LTTE’s objective for a separate homeland (Tamil Eelam) for all Tamils that threatened the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India and amounted to secession of a… Continue reading Ban on LTTE extended for another five years

Centre bans Yasin Malik-led JKLF under UAPA

Government has banned separatist leader Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967.The Front has been banned for allegedly promoting secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier,Home Ministry had banned the Jamaat-i-Islami as an unlawful association under Section 3 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967. The UAPA is a legislation to… Continue reading Centre bans Yasin Malik-led JKLF under UAPA

J&K-based Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen banned: MHA

The home ministry has banned Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)(UAPA) Act, which has been operating in the Kashmir Valley for promoting terrorism and other subversive activities. UAPA is anti-terrorist law aimed at effective prevention of unlawful activities, associations in India.Its main objective is to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against integrity… Continue reading J&K-based Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen banned: MHA