August 03, 2019 3:02 am
Bill passed with 147 votes for and 42 against; Chidambaram says opposed only power to name individuals as terrorists, Shah assures there won’t be misuse
August 02, 2019 10:19 pm
Clearing that the party is not against the law but some amendments, Congress leader P Chidambaram said "an individual who commits a terrorist act is punishable. But there is no clear differentiation driven out between punishing an unlawful association and punishing the member of the unlawful organisation. "
August 02, 2019 7:49 am
The Congress-led Opposition demanded the Bill be sent to a select committee for further discussion, as in the current form it could be struck down by the court.
August 04, 2019 2:13 pm
The existing UAPA law specifies that only officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent or Assistant Commissioner of Police of the NIA shall have the power to investigate offences under the UAPA law. The Bill seeks to allow NIA officers of Inspector rank to carry out investigations.