Why radicals have a field day in South India targeting Hindu leaders

New Delhi, Mar 07: With the Karnataka police invoking the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 in the case relating to the murder of a Bajrang Dal worker in Karnataka, there is a likelihood of the National Investigation Agency taking over the probe.

The UAPA is usually invoked when there is a suspicion of a larger conspiracy which could potentially threaten national security. Shivamogga resident, Harsha was hacked to death by a group of men and the police suspect that this could be due to an ongoing feud since 2016.

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NGOs trying to revive LTTE linking it to Tamil nationalism

New Delhi, Feb 02: The agencies in Tamil Nadu are on very high alert with the Intelligence Bureau warning about the possible attempts to revive the LTTE. The National Investigation Agency had recently booked three people in a fake passport case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The probe has revealed the involvement of the LTTE in the case. It was also found that some of the former operatives of the outfit based in Europe were trying to withdraw money and use it to revive the LTTE.

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About time: Why the Hurriyat Conference must be banned with immediate effect

New Delhi, Aug 23: A decision on whether or not to ban both factions of the Hurriyat Conference is currently awaiting a decision at the highest levels. There is every possibility that a ban under the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act may be imposed on both factions of the Hurriyat, which is at the forefront of the separatist movement in Jammu and Kashmir.

A recent probe learnt that the granting of MBBS seats to Kashmiri students by institutions in Pakistan clearly indicate that the money being collected from the students being used to fund terrorism in the Valley.

Whether or not to ban the Hurriyat has been a subject matter of debate for long. The fact is that a lot of money was being by the State on the Hurriyat. The debate on whether to use the tax payer’s money to guard the Hurriyat lead

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Chhota Shakeel, Bhatkal brothers Tiger Memon, 14 others designated terrorists by MHA

From Left: Chhota Shakeel, Riyaz Bhatkal, Sajid Mir

New Delhi, Oct 27: The Ministry of Home Affairs has declared 18 more individuals from Pakistan as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The 18 includes Sajid Mir, who was one of the main players in the Mumbai 26/11 attack.

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Northeast Delhi riots: Cops seeks 10 days custody of Umar Khalid

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Delhi Police have sought 10 days custody of former JNU student, Umar Khalid in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots case. He was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. 

The special cell of the Delhi Police which is probing the case is also looking into the larger conspiracy angle. 53 persons had died in the riots that took place in February. 

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Kerala smuggling case has huge ramifications for national security, to be probed under UAPA

kerala-smugglingNew Delhi, July 10: The organised smuggling operation may have implications on national security, the Home Ministry said while ordering a probe by the National Investigation Agency into the Kerala smuggling case. Cases would be registered under Sections 15,16, 17 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 2004.

This prima facie clearly looks like an organised racket and also has international links to it. The case needs to be probed under the UAPA, as it has massive ramifications for national security, an NIA official informed OneIndia.

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Delhi violence: Delhi police slap charges under UAPA against Umar Khalid, Jamia activists

umarkhalid1New Delhi, Apr 22: The Special Cell of the Delhi police has booked JNU student leader, Umar Khalid under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The police have also booked Jamia student member, Meeran Haider and media coordinator of the Jamia Coordination Committee, Safoora Zargar under the same provisions in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots that took place in February.

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Bhima-Koregaon: Don’t raise hyper technicality flaws, SC tells activists

New Delhi, Dec 4: The Supreme Court will examine the chargesheet filed by the Pune Police in the Bhima-Koregaon case. Under examination would be the decision by the police to invoke the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act against the five activists who were arrested in June for their alleged links with the naxalites and the role played in the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

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Man who cleaned IS toilets will not be tried for joining terror group

Pic: Indian Express
Pic: Indian Express

Islamic State recruit Areeb Majeed, who cleaned toilets and returned to India dejected will be tried under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

He will however not be charged for joining the IS. A special court dropped charges filed against him under Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. This means he will not be charged for being a member of the terrorist organisation.

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Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation to challenge ban

Mumbai, Nov 17: The Dr Zakir Naik run Islamic Research Foundation will challenge the ban imposed on it before the Central Government Tribunal. Before the tribunal the NGO would argue that the application of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) is illegal and hence the ban could not have been imposed.

The government had banned the NGO under the UAPA for a period of five years. The NGO says that it would await the Centre’s Gazzette notification regarding the ban following which the same would be challenged before the tribunal.

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