Meeting on UAPA by Lok Raj Sangathan:

UAPA – a tool to crush all opposition to the present system of exploitation

The brutal and prolonged incarceration of political activists under the UAPA and the use of the NIA to repeatedly deny bail were some of the issues that dominated the discussion in a meeting on the UAPA, organized by Lok Raj Sangathan on July 25.  The proceedings were conducted online. The meeting was attended by a large number of youth and students, women, workers, kisans, political activists and human rights activists.

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UAPA – a tool to crush dissent

Following the events of 26th January in Delhi, the Delhi Police have stated that they were probing a “larger conspiracy and criminal design” behind the violent tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day and that this would be done under stringent sections of sedition and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. 

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Preventive Detention – An Anti-Democratic feature of the Indian Constitution

One of the principles of modern democracy is that no citizen can be arrested by the State without cause.  This principle is violated by the Indian State on a widespread scale. The Constitution permits the legislature to enact laws providing for preventive detention.  The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the National Security Act (NSA) and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) are examples of central laws which permit arbitrary arrest and detention of people by the official security forces.

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