Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: UAPA

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.

Held for chats on ‘threats to Islam’, jailed under UAPA, how Maharashtra man got bail after 6 yrs

Saying there was no 'incriminating' evidence, Bombay HC last week granted bail to Mohammad Raisuddin, a schoolteacher from Parbhani district arrested on terror charges in 2016.

With sedition, SC has dipped its toes in the civil liberties pool. Now we wait for the dive

Until the safeguards are laid down to prevent misuse of laws like UAPA, NSA or PSA, sedition’s departure might not have too much of an effect on ground.

‘Bond, Romeo, Juliet’ & WhatsApp group chats: Why Umar Khalid was denied bail in Delhi riots case

Delhi court rejected contention that Khalid was not in Delhi during the riots, and relied on statements from protected witnesses to reject the former student-leader's bail plea.

Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals show that we Indians don’t respect the dignity of people different from us

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

NIA team to visit Germany to probe SFJ operative Multani for ‘planning attacks on India’

NIA says 'no reports on Multani’s involvement in the Ludhiana court blast yet', adds that he had never been on their radar earlier. Punjab Police, however, have a record of him.

4,690 arrested, 149 convicted under UAPA between 2018-2020, Modi govt tells Parliament

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai added that there are adequate constitutional, institutional and statutory safeguards to prevent misuse of UAPA.

SC rejects NIA’s plea challenging Bombay HC’s bail to Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case

'We see no reason to interfere with the high court order,' said the bench while refusing to consider the submissions raised by NIA.

SC to hear plea to quash UAPA charges by Tripura police against 2 lawyers, journalist

Advocates, Mukesh and Ansarul Haq, and journalist Shyam Meera Singh are booked under the UAPA for allegedly disseminating information about communal violence in Tripura.

Editors Guild of India ‘shocked’ at Tripura Police FIR against journalists, seeks fair probe

Journalists' body says the move reveals an ‘extremely disturbing trend’ of a harsh law being used for merely reporting communal violence. Here’s the full statement.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.


The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.