UAPA Bill News

Explained: What are the UAPA amendments? When is an individual designated a ‘terrorist’?

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.

Minutes after opposing it, Congress backs UAPA Bill in Rajya Sabha

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


Cong votes in favour of UAPA bill after opposing it in LS, Left accuses party of 'betraying' people

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. "

Ambiguity in UAPA Bill, send it to House panel: Opposition in Rajya Sabha

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.