UAPA: A frontal attack on democratic rights
Drawing by Arun Ferreira
Sanhati India / By Persecuted Prisoners’ Solidarity Committee
We are going through one of the most repressive times in post-Independent India where the fundamental rights of expression and the right to form any organization or association that can question government policies or fight for rights of the people have been criminalized. The government, armed with acts like Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), is coming down heavily on all those standing up for the rights of economically and socially marginalized sections of people.