News: Tripura violence has led to cases against journalists under UAPA. It is time for political parties to forgo their conventional approach and make a concerted effort to repeal this unlawful law.
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. There are also many incidences when police use UAPA in an irrational manner.
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What is UAPA?
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Why UAPA is controversial?
The provisions of UAPA make it prone to misuse. For eg S.13 states that whoever in any way assists any unlawful activity will be punished. The term anyway is very vague and broad and can be easily miss used by police.
Source: This post is based on the article ” UAPA acts enacts as punishment” published in the Indian Express on 12th November 2021.