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UAPA anti-terror law

UAPA ANTI-TERROR LAW NEWS

2,300 booked under UAPA in J&K since 2019, nearly half still in jail

August 05, 2021 7:05 am

According to official police data reviewed by The Indian Express, 699 people were detained under PSA in 2019, and 160 in 2020. In 2021, 95 people were detained under PSA till July-end. Of these, 284 continue to remain under detention.

When UPA defended UAPA’s stringent bail rule: ‘nothing unusual’

July 07, 2021 12:45 pm

That very same “draconian” law and its stringent provision for bail were strongly defended by the Congress-led UPA government and its then Home Minister P Chidambaram.

Why recent judgments in UAPA cases represent limited victory

June 22, 2021 8:39 am

Radhika Chitkara, Vikas Kumar write: They could strengthen the struggle against the draconian law, but access to judiciary remains restricted for thousands incarcerated under it.

Cleared of UAPA charges, two regret the 9 yrs they ‘lost’

June 17, 2021 6:56 am

Ilyas and Irfan were among five persons arrested from Nanded in August 2012 by the Maharashtra ATS, which linked them to a seizure of firearms and said they were part of a Lashkar-e-Toiba conspiracy to kill politicians, police officers and journalists.

In bid to stifle dissent, state blurs line between right to protest, terrorism: Delhi High Court

June 16, 2021 8:45 am

Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha were arrested in May 2020 for their alleged role in the Northeast Delhi riots conspiracy case and were later booked under the UAPA. While JNU students Narwal and Kalita are in Tihar Jail, Tanha, a Jamia Millia Islamia student, is out on a two-week interim custody bail to take his examinations.