Articles about UAPA

Pro-Taliban online posts: 13 people arrested under UAPA granted bail

12 Oct 2021

Pro-Taliban online posts: 13 people arrested under UAPA granted bail

Thirteen people out of the 15 arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in Assam over pro-Taliban posts on social media have been granted bail by local courts.

Trial in Ahmedabad serial blasts case concludes after 13 years

03 Sep 2021

Trial in Ahmedabad serial blasts case concludes after 13 years

Thirteen years after 56 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, a special court has concluded the trial against 77 accused, while reserving its verdict in the matter.

Centre mulls ban on both factions of Hurriyat under UAPA

23 Aug 2021

Centre mulls ban on both factions of Hurriyat under UAPA

The Centre is reportedly considering a ban on both factions of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Anti-CAA protests: Sharjeel Imam denies inciting violence

23 Aug 2021

Anti-CAA protests: Sharjeel Imam denies inciting violence

JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested for allegedly making inflammatory speeches during the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens (NRC), told a Delhi court on Monday that he cannot be hammered with sedition as his speeches did not call for violence.

Sugata Bose, Netaji's kin wants colonial-era sedition law repealed

20 Aug 2021

Sugata Bose, Netaji's kin wants colonial-era sedition law repealed

Colonial-era laws such as sedition, which are continued to be used to stifle dissent, should be repealed, said Sugata Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Mission to secure release of other political prisoners: Asif Tanha

23 Jun 2021

Mission to secure release of other political prisoners: Asif Tanha

Student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha, who was released on bail after being arrested under the UAPA in connection with the northeast Delhi riots, on Tuesday said securing the release of other political prisoners is their mission now.

Riots accused Natasha Narwal gets 3-week bail after father's death

10 May 2021

Riots accused Natasha Narwal gets 3-week bail after father's death

The Delhi High Court on Monday granted interim bail to Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal in the Delhi riots case after her father died due to COVID-19.

Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition laws

07 Oct 2020

Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition laws

A Kerala journalist and three others, who were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on their way to Hathras, have been charged under the anti-terror and sedition law.

How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

22 Sep 2020

How were Delhi riots planned? Police explains alleged conspirators' role

In its charge-sheet related to Delhi riots, that broke out in February 2020, the Delhi Police claimed that seeds for the violence were sowed after the results of the 2019 general elections were declared and that the conspirators wanted to topple an elected government.

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

16 Sep 2020

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.

Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

08 Sep 2020

Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

The central government has ordered the attachment of properties of designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA.

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

21 Jul 2020

Lodged in Guwahati jail, Sharjeel Imam tests positive for coronavirus

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) PhD student Sharjeel Imam, who is currently lodged in Assam's Guwahati Central Jail, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

22 Apr 2020

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.

Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

04 Sep 2019

Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed declared terrorists under new anti-terror law

On Wednesday, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed were declared individual terrorists by the Centre under the new anti-terror law.

Pragya Thakur claims she helped raze Babri Masjid, gets EC-notice

21 Apr 2019

Pragya Thakur claims she helped raze Babri Masjid, gets EC-notice

While the storm over her 'curse' comment was still raging, BJP's Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya sparked a new controversy on Saturday when she claimed she helped demolish Babri Masjid in 1992.

Rights panel didn't find evidence of Pragya's claims about torture

20 Apr 2019

Rights panel didn't find evidence of Pragya's claims about torture

BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur claimed she was tortured by ATS, led by martyred IPS officer Hemant Karkare, but her allegations couldn't be proved neither in Supreme Court, High Court or Human Rights panel, reports Mumbai Mirror.

Hemant Karkare died due to his 'Karma', says Pragya Thakur

19 Apr 2019

Hemant Karkare died due to his 'Karma', says Pragya Thakur

BJP's Bhopal candidate Pragya Thakur stirred a new controversy on Friday after she said former Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare died because of his 'karma'.

Dabholkar murder case: CBI slaps terror charges against accused

13 Nov 2018

Dabholkar murder case: CBI slaps terror charges against accused

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) sections 15 and 16 pertaining to acts of terror against the accused arrested in connection with the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, public prosecutor, Vijaykumar Dhakane, said.

Malegaon blast: After 10yrs, Purohit, 6 others charged under UAPA

30 Oct 2018

Malegaon blast: After 10yrs, Purohit, 6 others charged under UAPA

A special court in Mumbai framed charges against Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, and five others in the September 2008 Malegaon bomb-blast case.

#BhimaKoregaon: SC stays HC-order refusing extension of time for charge-sheet

29 Oct 2018

#BhimaKoregaon: SC stays HC-order refusing extension of time for charge-sheet

The Supreme Court today stayed the Bombay High Court order refusing extension of time to the Maharashtra Police for filing charge sheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.

Malegaon blast case: SC refuses Purohit's plea seeking SIT probe

04 Sep 2018

Malegaon blast case: SC refuses Purohit's plea seeking SIT probe

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit's plea seeking a court-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team into his alleged abduction, illegal detention, and brutal torture in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

#ElgaarParishad: Chargesheet to be delayed against activists arrested in June

02 Sep 2018

#ElgaarParishad: Chargesheet to be delayed against activists arrested in June

The Pune police, on Saturday, sought 90-days time to file chargesheet against the five activists, arrested on June 6, in connection to the Bhima Koregaon violence.

Bhima-Koregaon: Police claim evidence shows Maoist-links, Sudha Bharadwaj alleges fabrication

01 Sep 2018

Bhima-Koregaon: Police claim evidence shows Maoist-links, Sudha Bharadwaj alleges fabrication

Responding to police's claims of having solid evidence about Maoist links of arrested activists in the Bhima Koregaon violence, Sudha Bharadwaj said the letter is fabricated.

Bombay-HC admits Malegaon blast accused Purohit's plea challenging discharge rejection

22 Jun 2018

Bombay-HC admits Malegaon blast accused Purohit's plea challenging discharge rejection

The Bombay HC today admitted a plea filed by Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging previous judgments of the HC and a special trial court that had rejected his discharge from the case.

2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

27 Dec 2017

2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

A special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court in Mumbai has dropped charges under MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act), some sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and Arms Act against four accused -Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Major (retd.) Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahikar- in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.

Darjeeling crisis: Mamata vindicated as Calcutta HC stays forces' removal

18 Oct 2017

Darjeeling crisis: Mamata vindicated as Calcutta HC stays forces' removal

The Calcutta HC put a stay on the Centre's decision of pulling out 10 of 15 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) deployed in strife-torn Darjeeling.

2007 Ajmer Dargah blasts case: Life imprisonment to two convicts

22 Mar 2017

2007 Ajmer Dargah blasts case: Life imprisonment to two convicts

The National Investigation Agency Special Court in Jaipur pronounced the quantum of sentence in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah bomb blast case.