UAPA used to crush dissent: Former civil servants challenge provisions of law
‘UAPA used to crush dissent’: Former civil servants challenge provisions of law in Supreme Court
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
The petitioners submitted that the rate of prosecution in UAPA cases was extremely low.
A group of former civil servants on Wednesday challenged the provisions of anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the Supreme Court, Live Law reported.
The Act gives absolute power to the Centre, which can deem an activity as unlawful by way of an Official Gazette and declare it so.
‘Act Used To Quell Dissent’ : Former Civil Servants Challenge Validity Of UAPA; Supreme Court Issues Notice
Live Law / by Sneha Rao
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on a Writ Petition filed by petitioners- who have all been former IAS/IPS/IFS officials- challenging the vires and validity of the various provisions of the draconian anti-terror law Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967
On Wednesday, a Bench comprising the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Surya Kant issued notice to the Union Government on the petition and directed that it be tagged along with a similar petition.
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