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Still in Jail, Inspite of Bail: The Case of Reliance Workers

Still in Jail, Inspite of Bail: The Case of Reliance Workers

Thozhilalar Koodam / By Thozhilalar Koodam

In January 2018, 5 electricity workers from Bombay were arrested on fabricated charges under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). After the police failed two deadlines for filing a chargesheet against them, and the prosecution did not even notify them of the extensions to their imprisonment, the High Court of Maharashtra ordered the sessions court to grant them bail on procedural reasons. This order was served in December 2018, 11 months after their arrests. But the sessions court has imposed conditions on bail that the workers have been unable to meet, thus leaving them in Jail for over two months since the bail was granted.
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UAPA: A frontal attack on democratic rights

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.
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Perpetuation of Unlawful Activities

Perpetuation of Unlawful Activities

Groundxero / By Padmaja Shaw


Foto: Mumbai rises archive

The courts, by not intervening in the abuse of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, are becoming the legal instruments in the hands of the state to perpetuate unlawful activities. If civil liberties lawyers are targets of such laws, who will fight for the rights of the marginalised that the Chief Justice referred to?
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The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)

India Political Prisoners – Repeal the draconian UAPA and all other anti-people laws!

UAPA is India’s foremost anti-terrorism legislation, which has been amended twice – in 2008 and 2012. The law has become increasingly repressive, regressive and draconian.
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Statement of central Trade Unions against UAPA

Statement of central Trade Unions against UAPA

Statement by AICCTU, AITUC, IFTU, NTUI

We shall Resist! We shall Defend! We are not be Afraid!
Enough is Enough! Repeal the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967

A vengeful and duplicitous BJP Government in Maharashtra moved the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court quashed the remand order and therefore the arrest of Gautam Navalakha. At the same time, the champions of Hindutva, Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide, against whom demonstrable evidence exists for their role in inciting the attack against Dalits at Bhim-Koregaon, continue to roam free and the FIRs against them have been closed.

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Repeal the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967

Repeal the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967

We shall Resist! We shall Defend! We are not be Afraid! Enough is Enough!

Statement by New Trade Union Initiative

A vengeful and duplicitous BJP Government in Maharashtra moved the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court quashed the remand order and therefore the arrest of Gautam Navalakha. At the same time, the champions of Hindutva, Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide, against whom demonstrable evidence exists for their role in inciting the attack against Dalits at Bhim-Koregaon, continue to roam free and the FIRs against them have been closed.

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PUDR: THE MISSING TERROR PLOT – BHIMA KOREGAON AND THE POLITICS OF UAPA

PUDR: THE MISSING TERROR PLOT – BHIMA KOREGAON AND THE POLITICS OF UAPA

Report Release by Peoples Union of Democratic Rights (PUDR)

In the wake of the recent raids and arrests of 5 prominent rights activists, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bhardwaj and Arun Ferreira, on UAPA charges for their alleged involvement in the Bhima Koregaon case, PUDR is releasing its report, The Missing Terror Plot: Bhima Koregaon and the Politics of UAPA.
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