A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi issued notice to Centre on petitions challenging the Unlawful Activities Prevention Amendment (UAPA) Bill, alleging it violates fundamental rights.
During a debate in the Lok Sabha to amend the UAPA act, Shah said the provision to designate a person suspected to have terror links as terrorist is necessary to root out terror and keep the enforcement agencies a step ahead of terrorists.
Even as members of the LGBTQI community cheered the verdict, a section from the community took a political stand against the recent arrests of five human rights activists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
A special NIA court charged all seven accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case with terror conspiracy, murder and other related offences. This includes Lt Col Prasad Purohit and Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur.