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.
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.
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.
Mumbai, Nov 16: The ban issued by the union government on Dr Zakir Naik’s NGO will give the National Investigation Agency a shot in the arm. The NIA is likely to register an FIR against Naik and his NGO, Islamic Research Foundation under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
On Tuesday, the government imposed a ban of 5 years on the NGO for illegal activities. Sources say that the decision was approved by the union cabinet which was chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Why is the Jamaat-ud-Dawa not banned in India as yet under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act? The Jamaat-ud-Dawa figures in the list of organizations listed in the schedule to the United Nations Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism Order of 2007. While this automatically imposes a ban in India, the question is whether this is enough and doesn’t India need to ban it under the UAPA as this would give the police officials more power to act? Read more: