India- Stomping On Dissent

in news •  2 years ago 

Three out of every Five arrested under UAPA not chargesheeted in 180 days

-https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/anti-terror-law-mha-data-show-chargesheet-filed-in-less-than-half-of-uapa-cases-1722346-2020-09-16

The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA),1967, enacted to combat terrorist activities in the country, is being actively employed by the government to arrest those who are critical of the ruling regime. The last few months has witnessed a surge in activists, students and journalists being booked under this law, which now allows the state to even designate individuals as terrorist. This becomes worrisome as it enlarges the scope for vindictive state action.

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