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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Ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO gives NIA a shot in the arm

zakirnaikMumbai, 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.

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Ban on Zakir Naik’s NGO gives NIA a shot in the arm

zakirMumbai, 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.

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RSS worker’s murder- Killers were paid to get the job done

rrudreshBengaluru, Nov 7: The Karnataka police will invoke the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against the killers of RSS leader R Rudresh.
By invoking this provision, the police can seek 30 days custody of the killers and also file the chargesheet in 180 days.

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RSS worker’s murder- Killers were paid to get the job done

rrudreshBengaluru, Nov 7: The Karnataka police will invoke the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against the killers of RSS leader R Rudresh. By invoking this provision, the police can seek 30 days custody of the killers and also file the chargesheet in 180 days.
Rudresh, an RSS leader was killed on October 16 by two bike borne men. This case had generated a lot of debate considering the killing had taken place in broad day light in the heart of the city of Bengaluru.

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Ban on Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation proposed

zakirnaikMumbai, Aug 8: The union government has proposed to ban the Dr Zakir Naik-run Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). In its opinion the Law Ministry has suggested that the IRF be banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or the UAPA.
The opinion that has been given to the Home Ministry is now being considered and if the decision is taken, then the IRF will be banned for five years. After the completion of the five year period, the same would be put up for review.

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To ban individuals such as Dr Zakir Naik, amendment to UAPA necessary

zakirnaikAn amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or the UAPA which could designate individuals under a ban list is being proposed. Controversial speakers who inspire terrorists usually get away since the current law in India does not have a provision to ban individuals.
Talk regarding an amendment to the UAPA resurfaced following the investigations being conducted in Dhaka which had revealed that one of the terrorists Rohan Imtiaz was inspired by Mumbai based doctor, Zakir Naik. While Naik has come out and termed the acts of the ISIS as un-Islamic, the government would still analyse if action could be initiated.

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Ban Jamaat-ud-Dawa under UAPA

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: