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Government Plans Special Remission For Prisoners As Part Of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' Celebration

The Home Ministry said that the scheme does not apply to those prisoners who were convicted with death sentence, life imprisonment, rape, terror charges, dowry deaths and money laundering cases.

05 July 2022

Terror Suspects Then, Innocent Now: But Who Will Pay For The Lost Years In Jail?

The life a terror accused returns to after ­acquittal is nothing like what was snatched away. The tragedy doesn’t end outside jail.


Law Blow: Harsh Laws Are Always Used To Suppress Dissent And Opposition

Unwarranted curtailment of individual liberty in the name of counter-terrorism by the State is the greatest tragedy of our times.


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Prophet Row | Nationwide Protests, Over 300 Hundred Arrests: All You Need To Know

Initially, several places in Uttar Pradesh saw violence, which included stone-pelting at Prayagraj. People raised slogans and pelted stones in the Atala area of Prayagraj. Eventually, massive protests were also reported in...

12 June 2022

Abusing The Terror Laws Over The Years

Today you can go in without bail for a tweet or for stating that cow urine can’t cure Covid. But the history of this Orwellian nightmare is long. How do the various states stack up?


Manipur HC Orders Release Of Journalist Detained Under NSA For Facebook Post On Cow Dung

Kishorchandra Wangkhem was arrested following a Facebook post, allegedly put up by him in Manipuri language, sardonically stating to the effect that cow dung and cow urine were not the medicine for treating Coronavirus.

23 July 2021

Delhi Police at Jahangirpuri after clashes erupted between two communities

Five Accused In Jahangirpuri Clash Booked Under Stringent National Security Act

According to Delhi police, the list of five accused also includes Ansar, the alleged "main conspirator" behind the violence, and Sonu, who was seen in a video opening fire during the violence on Saturday

20 April 2022

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Justice For Whom: Laws Meant To Fight Terror Have Become The Real Terror

No party is a saint when it comes to the abuse of anti-terror laws: ‘prison without bail’ is a clause crying out for abuse. Bottomline: UAPA, NSA and the sedition law must go.

23 July 2021

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19 July 2021
Manipuri Activist Detained Under NSA Over Facebook Post, Walks Out Of Jail After 2 Months

Manipuri Activist Detained Under NSA Over Facebook Post, Walks Out Of Jail After 2 Months

Activist Erendro Leichombam was arrested for his Facebook posts which stated that cow dung and urine did not cure Covid-19.


18 June 2021
The Fall Guy, As Always

The Fall Guy, As Always

'Cow dung cow urine didn’t work. Tomorrow I will eat fish.' Kishorechandra Wangkhem is arrested again for writing that—under NSA! Prison diaries:...


07 January 2021
Rights Diary

Rights Diary

Journalist Makepeace Sitlhou asks when it comes to the North East, whose rights is it anyway?


07 January 2021
Pray, Speak The Truth, Milords!

Pray, Speak The Truth, Milords!

Court rulings in cases of illegal detentions raise questions about the judiciary’s failure to uphold rights of citizens


30 December 2020
The Hateras And Us

The Hateras And Us

What happened in Hathras was brutality of unimaginable magnitude. Insensitive and arrogant officials turned it into an even bigger nightmare for the victim's...


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14 October 2020
Old Law Machine Seeks A New Engine

Old Law Machine Seeks A New Engine

An MHA-appointed committee reviewing criminal laws triggers fears that it may lead to more curtailing of rights


09 October 2020
‘If People Are So Against Sedition Law, Why Wasn’t It Scrapped In All These Years?’

‘If People Are So Against Sedition Law, Why Wasn’t It Scrapped In All These Years?’

Ranbir Singh, head of the committee for reforms in criminal laws, talks to Outlook about criticisms of its functioning and the scope of reforms.


09 October 2020
‘It Should Have Been Given To The Law Commission’

‘It Should Have Been Given To The Law Commission’

Former Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur talks to Outlook about his apprehensions about the five-member committee constituted to review criminal laws.


06 September 2020
What Has India Learnt From South Korea's 40 Years Of NSA?

What Has India Learnt From South Korea's 40 Years Of NSA?

Akin to South Korea, India implemented NSA 40 years ago, under Indira Gandhi’s rule, which gave power to central and state governments to detain an...


02 September 2020
'Can Frame Me In Another Case': Kafeel Khan Says UP Govt 'Stubborn Like A Child'

'Can Frame Me In Another Case': Kafeel Khan Says UP Govt 'Stubborn Like A Child'

Kafeel Khan said he was apprehensive that the UP government can frame him in any other case, and claimed that he and his family had to face many hardships as...


02 September 2020
Kafeel Khan Walks Free At Midnight After Court Calls His Detention Under NSA Illegal

Kafeel Khan Walks Free At Midnight After Court Calls His Detention Under NSA Illegal

Mathura jail administration informed at around 11.00 pm that Dr Kafeel Khan will be released, and at around midnight, he was released.


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01 September 2020
Allahabad HC Directs Immediate Release Of Kafeel Khan Who Was Charged Under NSA

Allahabad HC Directs Immediate Release Of Kafeel Khan Who Was Charged Under NSA

The First Information Report, filed on December 13 last year, says Dr Khan made an attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere at the university and disturb...


27 August 2020
UP CM Adityanath Asks Officials To Invoke NSA Against Accused In Lakhimpur Kheri Rape, Murder Case

UP CM Adityanath Asks Officials To Invoke NSA Against Accused In Lakhimpur Kheri Rape, Murder Case

The mutilated body of the 17-year-old girl was found near a dry pond around 200 metres from her village.


19 August 2020
Of 139 Booked Under NSA In UP This Year, 76 Accused Of Cow Slaughter

Of 139 Booked Under NSA In UP This Year, 76 Accused Of Cow Slaughter

An official had said that the police had arrested 3,867 people, involved in either cow slaughter or smuggling or both, from January till June 8.


03 April 2020
Tablighi Jamaat Members Face NSA For Misbehaving With Nurses In UP Hospital

Tablighi Jamaat Members Face NSA For Misbehaving With Nurses In UP Hospital

The UP government has also decided that female nurses and female policewomen will not be deployed where the Tablighi Jamaat members are kept.


14 February 2020
Dr. Kafeel Khan Booked Under NSA For Remarks Against CAA

Dr. Kafeel Khan Booked Under NSA For Remarks Against CAA

The suspended paediatrician of BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, Kafeel Khan, was arrested from Mumbai on January 29 allegedly for making inflammatory...


18 January 2020
Delhi Police Commissioner Gets Detention Power Under National Security Act For 3 Months

Delhi Police Commissioner Gets Detention Power Under National Security Act For 3 Months

The colonial-era law allows the authorities to detain individuals if they are deemed to be a threat to the national security, and law and order.


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