Unlawful Activities Prevention Act: News

01 May 2024

Delhi Police

Newsclick founder Purkayastha accused of terror funding in 8,000-page chargesheet 

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has accused NewsClick and its founder, Prabir Purkayastha, of several offenses, including terror funding and promoting Chinese propaganda in its chargesheet.

01 Jan 2024

Sidhu Moose Wala

Pro-Khalistani gangster, Moose Wala murder accused Goldy Brar declared 'terrorist'

The Indian government on Monday designated Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar a terrorist under the 1967 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Centre designates Canada-based pro-Khalistani gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa as terrorist

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared Canada-based pro-Khalistani gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa as a terrorist.

15 Dec 2023


Key conspirator in Parliament security breach surrenders

The alleged mastermind of the Parliament security breach surrendered to the police on Thursday.

14 Dec 2023


Parliament security breach: 4 accused sent to 7-day police custody

The Patiala House Court, on Thursday, sent the four people arrested for the Parliament security breach to seven days in police custody.

14 Dec 2023


Parliament breach: 5 arrested, 1 at large; charged under UAPA

The Delhi Police's special cell is investigating the Parliament security breach under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Sections 120B and 452 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

09 Dec 2023

Meenakshi Lekhi

Meenakshi Lekhi denies answering Parliament question on Hamas's terrorist designation

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday refuted claims of approving a response to a question in the Lok Sabha about labeling Hamas a terrorist organization in India.

05 Dec 2023


Pakistan: Khalistan Liberation Force chief Lakhbir Singh Rode dead

Khalistani terrorist and chief of the banned Khalistan Liberation Force, Lakhbir Singh Rode, has reportedly died in Pakistan of a heart attack. He was 72.

NewsClick founder, HR head move SC challenging UAPA case

NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and its HR chief Amit Chakravarty approached the Supreme Court on Monday, challenging the Delhi High Court's decision to dismiss their plea against arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

CBI files FCRA violation case against NewsClick, launches fresh raids

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a case against online news portal NewsClick over alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the Hindustan Times reported.

09 Oct 2023


China behind Khalistani leader Hardeep Nijjar's killing, claims activist

Chinese-born rights activist and independent blogger Jennifer Zeng has accused Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents of assassinating Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada, ANI reported.

04 Oct 2023


Canada requests 'private talks' with India to settle diplomatic row

Amid the growing diplomatic dispute between India and Canada over the killing of a Khalistani leader, Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly on Tuesday (local time) stressed the need for a "strong diplomatic footprint" in India during these challenging times, per Reuters.

03 Oct 2023


India asks Canada to downsize diplomatic presence: Report 

India has asked Canada to withdraw over two dozen diplomats, citing Ottawa's lack of cooperation in Khalistani terror investigations as the main reason, News18 reported, quoting official sources.

03 Oct 2023

Delhi Police

Delhi Police raids NewsClick journalists' homes in China funding case 

The Delhi Police is reportedly carrying out multiple raids at the residences of journalists and employees working with the news outlet NewsClick on Tuesday.

'Wants to divide India': NIA on Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Pannun 

The founder of the banned separatist group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, is reportedly wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for allegedly "commissioning terrorist acts."

Kerala: ED raids 12 locations linked to PFI members

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) raided the residences and offices of several leaders of the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) across Kerala on Monday, Hindustan Times reported.

NIA might seize properties of 19 'Khalistani fugitives' in India 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is reportedly planning to confiscate the properties of 19 Khalistani terrorists in foreign countries under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), NDTV reported.

20 Sep 2023


Threat to Indians in Canada from Khalistani outfits: Intelligence reports

Indian intelligence agencies issued a fresh alert for Indian citizens and officials living in Canada, warning them of potential attacks from "pro-Khalistani entities (PKE)," News18 reported.

19 Sep 2023

Ajit Doval

Doval flagged Khalistan issue with Canadian counterpart at G20: Report

India on Tuesday expelled a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move following the expulsion of its senior envoy by Canada.

NIA identifies 15 suspects in Indian High Commission London attack 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has identified 15 individuals allegedly involved in the violent protest and vandalism at the Indian High Commission in London on March 19, The Indian Express reported.

29 May 2023

Yasin Malik

Yasin Malik's death sentence: HC issues notice on NIA's plea

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik.

Membership of banned outfit sufficient for prosecution under UAPA: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that membership in an outlawed group will constitute an offense under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

07 Jan 2023


Jammu and Kashmir: LeT proxy TRF issues fresh 'hit list' 

The Resistance Front (TRF), the terror outfit believed to be an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), reportedly released another 'hit list' in Kashmir on Saturday, India Today reported.

NIA gets Bishnoi's custody in connection with Moose Wala case

A Delhi court on Thursday granted 10-day custody of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a new case filed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

14 Oct 2022

Delhi University

Ex-DU professor GN Saibaba acquitted in Maoist links case

Former Delhi University (DU) Professor GN Saibaba along with five other accused was acquitted by the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court in the case of alleged links to the banned party Communist Party of India (Maoist).

15 Jun 2021

Delhi Riots

Student bodies happy after bail granted to Pinjra Tod members

Student activists and bodies on Tuesday welcomed Delhi High Court's order to grant bail to Pinjra Tod members Devanagana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, and Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha. They were arrested under the stringent UAPA in connection with the Delhi riots last year.

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.

28 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, a day after she referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during Lok Sabha proceedings.

27 Jul 2019


Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar to get terrorist tag under UAPA

Pakistan-based terrorists Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed, who have been waging war against India through their outfits, will get the "terrorist" tag once the new amendments of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) come into force, said reports.

15 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to strengthen the NIA.

07 Jun 2019

Bombay High Court

Don't know about Malegaon blast: Accused Pragya Thakur tells court

Pragya Thakur, who won Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal on a BJP ticket, on Friday appeared before a special NIA court in Mumbai in connection to the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

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.

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.

07 Sep 2018


Two suspected terrorists of ISIS-linked outfit arrested near Red Fort

The Delhi police arrested two suspected terrorists belonging to a group having allegiance to the ISIS, on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, it has been reported.

#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.

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.