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February 24 2022
Did you know that if your fundamental rights are violated, you can get bail for UAPA Cases
The Supreme Court has held that violation of the fundamental right to speedy trial is a ground for the constitutional court to grant bail in UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967) cases. What is an ‘unlawful activity’? The UAPA aims to effectively prevent certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations, and also deals […]
March 04 2022
What should you know about the UAPA law in India?
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has criticized India for its use of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and called it worrying, especially in reference to the Jammu and Kashmir region which has the highest number of UAPA cases. What is an ‘unlawful activity’? The UAPA aims to effectively […]
March 02 2022
Is gold smuggling a terrorist act?
The Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether gold smuggling can be considered a terrorist act under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA). Earlier in February, the Kerala High Court had held that the mere act of gold smuggling, which is covered under the Customs Act, does not amount to a “terrorist act” under […]
March 05 2022
What are unlawful and terrorist activities under Indian law?
After 12 years of confinement, the Delhi High Court has granted bail to an undertrial prisoner accused of being a part of the 2008 Mumbai blasts and arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), which regulates unlawful and terrorist activities. The Court said that the prisoner’s right to a speedy trial was violated. […]