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Delhi Court Convicts Kashmiri Separatist Leader Yasin Malik In Terror Funding Case

Delhi Court Convicts Kashmiri Separatist Leader Yasin Malik In Terror Funding Case

Malik had earlier pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

19 May 2022
SC Stay On Sedition Law: Not Much Respite For Naxalite Activists

SC Stay On Sedition Law: Not Much Respite For Naxalite Activists

In most cases, people accused of having Maoist links are slapped with too many sections for any leniency on sedition to allow them any relief.

13 May 2022

J&K HC Says Using Terms Like 'Occupation Of Military' Is 'Unlawful Activity'

Jammu and Kashmir High Court says freedom of expression cannot be stretched to allow a person to question the status of a part of the country or its people

BJP Has Pushed Youngsters Of J&K Towards Despondency: Mehbooba Mufti

BJP Has Pushed Youngsters Of J&K Towards Despondency: Mehbooba Mufti

Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement was ‘ironic’ as opportunities of employment and business in Jammu and Kashmir...

25 April 2022

Pulwama Terror Attack: Pakistani National Involved Designated As Terrorist

Mohiuddin Aurangzeb Alamgir is the 33rd individual to be declared a terrorist by the government.

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15 February 2022
2008 Serial Blast Case: Gujarat Court To Pronounce Quantum Of Sentence On Feb 18

2008 Serial Blast Case: Gujarat Court To Pronounce Quantum Of Sentence On Feb 18

The convicts attract a maximum punishment of death sentence and imprisonment for life under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).


05 February 2022
Once A Youth Icon In Kashmir, Jailed PDP Leader's Family Is Now Pleading For His Health

Once A Youth Icon In Kashmir, Jailed PDP Leader's Family Is Now Pleading For His Health

PDP leader Waheed Para had earned the gushing praise of then Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he assembled hundreds of young people at a function...


03 December 2021
For Northeast, Acts Of Protest Are Not Always A Matter Of Choice

For Northeast, Acts Of Protest Are Not Always A Matter Of Choice

People of Northeast often fall back on protests to be heard and seen by India’s mainland.


26 October 2021
Explainer | What Happened To Disha Ravi 'Toolkit' Case? Delhi Police's Probe Might Hit Dead End

Explainer | What Happened To Disha Ravi 'Toolkit' Case? Delhi Police's Probe Might Hit Dead End

The case and Ravi's subsequent short incarceration became a viral point of debate not just in India but also internationally, thanks to her links to global...


06 October 2021
NIA Now In Charge Of Probe Into Seizure Of 2,988 Kg Heroin At Gujarat's Mundra Port

NIA Now In Charge Of Probe Into Seizure Of 2,988 Kg Heroin At Gujarat's Mundra Port

The case relates to the seizure of 2,988.21 kg of heroin, disguised as consignment of semi-processed talc stones originating from Afghanistan, which had...


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16 September 2021
TISS Students Who Shouted Pro-Sharjeel Imam Slogans Granted Anticipatory Bail In Sedition Case

TISS Students Who Shouted Pro-Sharjeel Imam Slogans Granted Anticipatory Bail In Sedition Case

Arrest has far-reaching consequences as the same may spoil the career of the student forever, the judge said. Slogans of "Sharjeel Tere Sapno Ko Hum Manzil Tak...


14 September 2021
UNHRC Criticises India For Pressure On Journalists, Use Of UAPA, Communication Blackouts In J&K

UNHRC Criticises India For Pressure On Journalists, Use Of UAPA, Communication Blackouts In J&K

The United Nations UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet described the use of UAPA in India as “worrying and said hundreds of people remain...


05 September 2021
Video Shows Geelani's Body In Pak Flag, Family Booked Under UAPA

Video Shows Geelani's Body In Pak Flag, Family Booked Under UAPA

After Geelani’s death, videos surfaced showing Syed Ali Shah Geelani's body wrapped in a Pakistani flag.


04 September 2021
When State Is Allowed To Deprive A Person Of Her Life And Liberty: The Curious Case Of Our Criminal Laws

When State Is Allowed To Deprive A Person Of Her Life And Liberty: The Curious Case Of Our Criminal Laws

The time to call a halt to arbitrary powers of the State is now; else it may be too late!


23 August 2021
'Didn't Call For Violence In Anti-CAA Speech': Sedition-Accused JNU Student Sharjeel Imam

'Didn't Call For Violence In Anti-CAA Speech': Sedition-Accused JNU Student Sharjeel Imam

Imam has moved the court seeking bail in a case related to speeches made by him at two universities in 2019, where he allegedly threatened to “cut off”...


21 August 2021
14 Arrested In Assam Under UAPA For Supporting Taliban On Social Media

14 Arrested In Assam Under UAPA For Supporting Taliban On Social Media

Assam Police said they are taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security.


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04 August 2021
1,948 Arrests Under UAPA In 2019, 34 Persons Convicted: Govt

1,948 Arrests Under UAPA In 2019, 34 Persons Convicted: Govt

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was responding to a written question by DMK member Tiruchi Siva regarding the total number of people imprisoned...


02 August 2021
Terror Suspects Then, Innocent Now: But Who Will Pay For The Lost Years In Jail?

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.


02 August 2021
Abusing The Terror Laws Over The Years

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...


02 August 2021
Law Blow: Harsh Laws Are Always Used To Suppress Dissent And Opposition

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.


22 July 2021
Kishorechandra Wangkhem’s Wife Asks Govt To Release Him And Revoke Charges Slapped On Him

Kishorechandra Wangkhem’s Wife Asks Govt To Release Him And Revoke Charges Slapped On Him

Elangbam Ranjita wrote to the state government on Tuesday, a day after the Supreme Court set free political activist Erendro Leichombam held on the same...


23 July 2021
Justice For Whom: Laws Meant To Fight Terror Have Become The Real Terror

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...


15 July 2021
Delhi Court To Hear UAPA  Accused Umar Khalid's Bail Plea On July 27

Delhi Court To Hear UAPA Accused Umar Khalid's Bail Plea On July 27

Khalid along with several others has been booked under the anti-terror law in the case. They are accused of being the "masterminds" of the February 2020...


12 July 2021
Bhima Koregaon-Accused Anand Teltumbde Denied Bail Days After Stan Swamy's Death

Bhima Koregaon-Accused Anand Teltumbde Denied Bail Days After Stan Swamy's Death

Activist Anand Teltumbde, one of the co-accused in the Elgar Parishad case, was denied bail by a special court on Monday.


12 July 2021
Defending Stan Swamy’s Death: Abuses And Absurd Arguments

Defending Stan Swamy’s Death: Abuses And Absurd Arguments

The responses to an editorial I wrote earlier highlighted how divided the country has become, and possibly how devoid of compassion many of our citizens are.


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