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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 […]
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 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. […]
March 04 2022
What should you know about the National Investigation Agency?
The Delhi High Court has asked the government for a response on the pendency of National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases in designated special courts and the reason for delay in the trials in such cases. 1.Which law establishes the National Investigation Agency? The NIA was established under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008. […]
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
What do you need to know about unlawful assemblies and rioting?
A Delhi Court has delivered the first judgment in the Delhi riots case. The Court held that the accused was innocent of criminal charges involving rioting and being part of an unlawful assembly. Which Indian law punishes unlawful assemblies and rioting? The Indian Penal Code, 1860 punishes unlawful assemblies and rioting. What is […]
February 23 2022
What does Indian law say about Unlawful Assemblies and Rioting?
Four people died in the United States when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. The mob violently clashed with law enforcement in a bid to help President Donald Trump overturn his defeat in the November election. In this context, let us look at how the law in India deals with rioting. Which Indian […]
February 27 2022
#MaskUp or you could end up with a police case against you
The Tamil Nadu police have filed over 6,61,944 lakh cases (in the past three weeks) against people who failed to wear masks across the State. What are the punishments for violating Covid-19 rules? Some of the punishments are: Offence Punishment Intentionally doing an unlawful or negligent act which is likely to spread the […]
February 25 2022
Can you get bail if the investigating authority does not finish its investigation on time?
The Supreme Court has asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to respond to activist Gautam Navlakha’s default bail application. Navlakha was arrested as an accused in the Elgaar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. What is default bail? Default bail is the bail an accused is entitled to apply for […]
March 02 2022
Court recognises the danger to women living in dowry-matrimonial homes
The Kerala High Court, while dismissing an anticipatory bail plea, noted that ‘matrimonial homes have become the most dangerous place to live for women and the number of cases being reported in our country is alarming’. What is dowry? Dowry is any property or valuable legal document which someone gives to the other party […]