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Civil society renews demand for repeal of UAPA, AFSPA and Sedition Law
Kashmir Media Service / by KMS
Prominent civil society groups and activists as well as lawyers held a public meeting at the Press Club of India and demanded repeal of black laws like Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, sedition law, and Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.
The speakers explained various aspects of the black laws, their history of use by various governments in India to try to silence the voices of the people, and said in one voice that in a democracy there was no place for such laws. Those who addressed the meeting included M K Venu of The Wire, Vikas Bajpai, Ish Mishra and A Dubey of Janhastakshep, civil rights activist Sanjay Parikh and lawyer and civil rights activist N D Pancholi.
Bail to Sudha Bharadwaj: Civil rights groups demand release of all BK case accused
Counterview / by Counterview
Civil rights groups, even as welcoming the Supreme Court order granting default bail to Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, have demanded that release of all human rights defenders arrested in the Bhima Koregaon (BK) case.
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) said the “short order of the Supreme Court” on December 7 dismissing the Special Leave Petition (SLP) of the National Investigation Agency (NIA)” is a “vindication of the long campaign against the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the PUCL and other allied groups.
Read full statement: PUCL Welcomes Bail for Sudha Bharadwaj
Over 50% of those arrested under UAPA were under 30, Centre tells Parliament
Scroll.in / by Scroll Staff
The government said it was not considering any amendments to the anti-terror law, which critics say is being increasingly used to stifle dissent.