UAPA: News

21 May 2024


NIA conducts nationwide raids in Rameshwaram cafe blast case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday carried out raids across multiple states as part of its ongoing investigation into the Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru that took place on March 1.

'Arrest invalid...': SC orders immediate release of NewsClick founder

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha arrested in an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act case.

10 May 2024


Dabholkar murder case: 2 get life imprisonment, 3 others acquitted

A special court in Pune on Friday pronounced its verdict in the trial against five people linked to the Hindu right-wing organization Sanatan Sanstha in the 2013 murder case of activist Narendra Dabholkar.

Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court grants bail to Shoma Sen

The Supreme Court has granted bail to Shoma Sen, one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.

30 Mar 2024

Delhi Police

Delhi Police files first chargesheet against news portal NewsClick

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has filed its first chargesheet against the news portal NewsClick and its founder and Editor-in-Chief, Prabir Purkayastha, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967.

05 Mar 2024

Bombay High Court

Maoist links case: Ex-DU professor Saibaba, 6 others acquitted

The Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench on Tuesday acquitted former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba and six others accused in an alleged Maoist links case.

04 Mar 2024

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 2 schools receive hoax bomb threats, probe underway

At least two schools in Tamil Nadu received bomb threats via email on Monday, sparking fear among students, staff, and parents.

NIA takes over probe into Bengaluru cafe blast 

The National Investigation Agency has taken over the probe into last week's The Rameshwaram Cafe blast in Bengaluru, following directions from the Union Home Affairs Ministry.

29 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Centre extends ban on SIMI under UAPA for 5 years 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday extended the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for another five years.

31 Dec 2023

Amit Shah

Centre bans Kashmir-based Tehreek-e-Hurriyat—once headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday declared the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH)—an outfit of separatists in Jammu and Kashmir—an "unlawful association" under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

25 Dec 2023

Patiala House Court

NewsClick anti-terror case: HR head moves court to turn approver

NewsClick's human resources (HR) head, Amit Chakraborty, has reportedly moved the Patiala House Court in Delhi to become an approver or a witness for the prosecution.

15 Dec 2023


2 more suspects arrested in Parliament security breach probe

In a major development in the Parliament security breach probe, the Delhi Police's Special Cell has detained two more individuals suspected of having links to the six people arrested in the case.

14 Dec 2023


List of major security changes made since Parliament breach

After a well-planned and coordinated attack exposed the shortcomings of the security on Parliament premises, significant security revamps have been made to ensure safety.

NewsClick terror case: ED summons American millionaire Neville Singham

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned United States (US) millionaire Neville Roy Singham in the NewsClick terror case, ANI reported, citing sources.

SC to hear NewsClick founder, HR's bail pleas after Diwali 

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing on pleas by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and its HR head Amit Chakravarty challenging their arrest under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

13 Oct 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC dismisses NewsClick founder, HR's pleas challenging remand order

The Delhi High Court dismissed the pleas on Friday filed by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and HR chief Amit Chakraborty challenging the order by a trial court remanding them to seven days of police custody in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case.

11 Aug 2023

Nawab Malik

Maharashtra ex-minister Nawab Malik gets bail on medical grounds

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted interim bail to former Maharashtra minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik for two months on medical grounds.

12 Jul 2023

Tahir Hussain

Delhi riots: Tahir Hussain gets bail, but won't be released

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain in five of the 11 cases related to the 2020 Delhi riots.

NIA raids 7 locations in Rajasthan suspecting PFI links

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided seven locations in Rajasthan on Saturday, suspecting unlawful activities related to the banned Popular Front of India (PFI).

02 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan walks free after over 2 years

Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested on terror charges in 2020 while on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh in the aftermath of a horrific gang rape and murder case there, was released from jail on Thursday after more than two years.

Bhima Koregaon case: SC approves activist Gautam Navlakha's house arrest

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Bhima Koregaon case accused Gautam Navlakha to be placed under house arrest for one month observing that there was no reason to reject his medical report.

02 Oct 2022

Delhi Police

Moose Wala murder: Main suspect gangster Deepak flees police custody

In a humiliating turn of events for the Punjab Police, the main suspect in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case escaped from the Kapurthala Jail while being transferred to the Central Investigation Agency (CIA) headquarters in a private car, India Today reported.

Day after ban, Twitter handles of PFI taken down

Twitter accounts of controversial outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and several of its leaders were taken down on Thursday.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What's PFI and why has the Centre banned it?

The Centre banned the controversial Popular Front of India (PFI) on Wednesday under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Popular Front of India (PFI) dissolves after Centre's 5-year ban

Abdul Sattar, Kerala State General Secretary of the Popular Front of India (PFI), announced the disbanding of the organisation on Wednesday.

PFI targeting BJP, RSS; could be banned under UAPA: Reports

The Popular Front of India (PFI) allegedly planned to target senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), reports said on Monday.

100 arrested in country-wide raids on locations linked to PFI

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a joint operation with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and police carried out raids at the premises linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI) across 10 states and arrested over 100 of its leaders early on Thursday.

18 Sep 2022


UN: China blocks US-India proposal to blacklist Pak-based 26/11 plotter

China on Thursday blocked a proposal moved by the United States (US) and backed by India at the United Nations (UN) to designate Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Sajid Mir as a global terrorist.

After de-enrollment, Jamia bans Safoora Zargar from entering university campus

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) issued an order banning its former scholar and Delhi riots accused Safoora Zargar from entering the university campus.

Booked under UAPA, Supreme Court grants bail to Siddique Kappan

The Supreme Court granted bail to Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan on Friday.

22 Aug 2022


ISIS bomber, planning attacks on Indian leader, detained in Russia

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) on Monday said that its officers had detained a suicide bomber, a member of the ISIS terrorist group, who was plotting a terrorist attack against one of India's leadership elite, Russian news agency Sputnik reported.

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.

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.

23 Aug 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

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

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

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.

23 Jun 2021

Delhi Riots

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.

10 May 2021

Delhi High Court

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.

07 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

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.

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.

22 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

18 Oct 2017

Calcutta High Court

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.