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Aug 30, 2018
Vague definition of a terrorist, several ad hoc amendments make Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act a draconian lawThe law under consideration is the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, (UAPA) 1967. It was enacted by the Congress and aimed to put a stop to activities which threatened the sovereignty and integrity of India. The ambiguity of the law restricts the freedom of speech and expression and the court had to always actively intervene to protect the said rights of the citizens charged under this Act.