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National Security Act
Opinion  /  Published 08.04.21

Secure grip: Cow slaughter and the NSA

Abusing the law may not always go unquestioned. Sitting on petitions challenging preventive detentions under the National Security Act between 2018 and 2020, the Allahabad High Court quashed the order...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 18.12.20

Allahabad HC order to free Kafeel good: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with the Allahabad High Court verdict quashing the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act (NSA) and ordered his immediate releas...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.20

Lawless use: NSA, UAPA

This is not the first time that the Allahabad High Court has admonished the State for the misuse of the National Security Act, 1980. Last September, the high court had released the doctor, Kafeel Khan...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.20

An India in chains

Some attributes of freedom are the most precious of all human rights. The right of an individual to express himself freely, move freely throughout the territory of India, assemble peaceably and withou...
By Kapil Sibal in

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.20

Living the lie: How parakeets are invented

On August 31 last, the Republican National Convention and Kenosha were the themes of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Oliver, as everyone knows, is not fond of his president. He said the RNC w...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

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Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Amoral panic: middle class, media and hysteria

As our country faces unprecedented economic, health and national security crises, it is engrossed with the lurid demonization of a young film actress. The Rhea Chakraborty affair reveals a society gri...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 15.09.20

Secure law: The National Security Act

The value of a law depends on its application. The National Security Act, 1980 permits preventive detention — up to a maximum of 12 months — “in certain cases and for matters connect...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.09.20

For freedom: Dr Kafeel Khan released

Sir — The doctor from Uttar Pradesh, Kafeel Khan, a victim of political conspiracy, has now been released from prison on the order of the Allahabad High Court (“Hope again”, Sept 7)....
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 04.09.20

‘Safe’, Kafeel lists torture

Kafeel Khan, the doctor released from jail on Tuesday after Allahabad High Court nullified his National Security Act-driven imprisonment, and his family have arrived in Jaipur, saying they felt safe i...
By Piyush Srivastava, PTI in Jaipur, Lucknow

India  /  Published 02.09.20

Quashed: Kafeel Khan's detention

Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act (NSA) and ordered his immediate release, saying the Uttar Pradesh government had done a “s...
By Piyush Srivastava, PTI in Allahabad


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