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Wednesday, August 05, 2020



Stop booking Sikh youths under UAPA for minor offences: Sukhbir Badal

July 29, 2020 12:34 am

The SAD president claimed that there were "increasing cases of Sikh youth being arrested and jailed for minor misdemeanours under the UAPA. It is clear that the state police is misusing UAPA which needs to be stopped immediately".

It is unjust that refusal of bail to Sudha Bharadwaj is based on inadmissible evidence

July 20, 2020 9:21 am

The observation of the Court in Bharadwaj’s case that the decision as to whether a document is admissible in evidence or not will have to wait for the trial stage is unbelievable. Courts routinely exclude inadmissible documents or statements (such as hearsay) from consideration while deciding bail applications.

Loneliness of Varavara Rao, Anand Teltumbde, Sudha Bharadwaj tells a disquieting tale about state and us

July 18, 2020 9:01 am

PB Mehta writes: Teltumbde was insightful in thinking that once you had been labelled Left in India, it was easy to secure a diminution in your legal and cultural standing. Even the Courts will turn off their thinking cap. It is in this that the genuine intellectual enterprise is a lonely one, whose disastrous political consequences Teltumbde is facing.

532 kg of heroin haul case, NIA files first supplementary chargesheet

May 29, 2020 1:20 am

The agency filed charges under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC, and various sections of the NDPS and UAPA Act against “narco-terrorist” Amit Gambhir alias Shoe Mallet alias King India. Gambhir is a resident of Amritsar.

UAPA against Umar Khalid and Jamia activists over riots in Northeast Delhi

April 22, 2020 4:49 am

“Khalid allegedly gave provocative speeches at two different places and appealed to the citizens to come out on streets and block the roads during the visit of US President Donald Trump to spread propaganda at the international level about how minorities in India are being persecuted,” the FIR states.

UAPA case against Kashmiri photojournalist for 'anti-national posts'

April 20, 2020 5:35 pm

Masrat Zahra is the second journalist in Kashmir who has been booked under UAPA. Earlier, Srinagar based journalist Asif Sultan was also booked under the same act for allegedly providing logistical support to a banned militant organisation.

CPM softens stand on UAPA against 2 partymen

November 09, 2019 1:20 am

The two party workers — Allan Shuhaib, 20, and Thaha Fazil, 24, both students of professional courses — were arrested in their hometown Kozhikode on charges of having links with Maoists.

Bihar MLA booked under UAPA day after police recovered AK-47 from his house

August 17, 2019 6:55 pm

The police had raided the ancestral house of Singh, a multiple-term MLA from Mokama at Ladma village in Barh sub-division following a tip-off and seized an AK-47 rifle, a magazine, live cartridges and two hand grenades.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Rajya Sabha

July 31, 2019 10:24 pm

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 got the stamp of Parliament when it was cleared by Rajya Sabha, five days after it got the nod from Lok Sabha.

Riding roughshod

July 30, 2019 12:17 am

Amendments to UAPA law impinge on right to life and liberty, trample over federalism. Government must reconsider.