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The Desk

Can the State Declare an Individual as a Terrorist?

DESK BRIEF: Sections 35 and 36 of UAPA do not specify the criteria or procedures for arrest, giving absolute powers to the state.

13th Jul 2021

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The Desk

Monthly Review: February 2021

February was an eventful month with the Court delivering judgments on several important matters such as bail under the UAPA law.

6th Mar 2021

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Bail Under UAPA Can Be Granted if the Accused’s Trial has been Delayed

Gradual shift in legal position with respect to grant of bail to accused charged under UAPA.

8th Feb 2021

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Brief History: Challenges to the UAPA

Tracing the history of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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11th May 2020

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#4 Arrested Activists

Five human rights activists arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence under the UAPA Act.

26th Dec 2018

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cases

Mukesh v State of Tripura

The Supreme Court will decide whether to quash the FIRs against 102 people, out of which 4 were arrested, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) for criticising the handling of the communal violence in Tripura. The Court will also decide whether Sections 2(1)(o), 13 and 45(d)(5) of the UAPA are constitutional.

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Next Hearing: November 17, 2021

Last Updated: November 11, 2021

Bench:N.V. Ramana J, Hima Kohli J, A.S. Bopanna J

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Sajal Awasthi v Union of India

The Court is hearing two separate challenges to the constitutional validity of the 2019 amendments to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

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Next Hearing:

Last Updated: September 6, 2019

Bench:Ranjan Gogoi CJI, Ashok Bhushan J

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