Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: UAPA

Siddique Kappan still in jail after two years. If journalism dies, democracy won’t survive

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Tamil Nadu govt recommends NIA probe into Coimbatore blast as possible terror angle emerges

Five held so far in connection with LPG blast that left 1 dead. Decision to hand over probe taken at high-level meet chaired by CM Stalin, day after cops slapped UAPA on the suspects.

SC orders cops & state govts to take ‘suo motu’ action against hate speech, or face contempt

SC seeks reports on action taken from govts of Delhi, UP and Uttarakhand. It was hearing plea seeking urgent intervention to stop hate speech against Muslims.

Were 2020 CAA-NRC protests & riots a ‘terrorist act’? Depends on which Delhi HC bench you ask

Differences arose in bail orders of Pinjra Tod activists and a Jamia student and of ex-JNUSU leader Umar Khalid. The disagreement stems from their definition of 'terrorist act'.

‘Wage war on terrorism but follow procedure’: What HC said as it quashed GN Saibaba’s conviction

GN Saibaba and five others were convicted under UAPA in 2017. The Bombay HC has said the earlier conviction is 'null and void', and has ordered their release.

LTTE, JeM, ULFA – List of 42 terror outfits banned by MHA before Popular Front of India

ThePrint takes a look at outfits that have been outlawed by the government under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

SC gives bail to scribe Siddique Kappan, arrested on his way to report Hathras rape, murder

Kappan and 3 others were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police in October 2020 and slapped with the stringent UAPA, as cops claimed he wanted to disturb peace in the area.

UP govt opposes Siddique Kappan’s bail plea, tells SC he has ‘deep links’ with terror outfits

The Kerala journalist, booked under UAPA & other charges, for alleged links with Popular Front of India, has approached SC. The bail plea hearing will take place on 9 September.

After 64 days in jail for ‘ULFA’ poem, Assam teen back home. No chargesheet, parents in debt

Barshashree Buragohain was arrested after her Facebook poem was interpreted as endorsing the banned ULFA-I. Back home, she is shaken but dreams of becoming a math professor.

75th Independence Day celebrations may be over, but dissent is still not ‘free’ in India

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.