Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Uapa
Opinion  /  Published 19.04.21

Gauhati HC sets aside tribunal decision

By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.04.21

The ‘Gujarat Model’ has gone national

I have been reading a new book on the Gujarat riots of 2002 titled Undercover: My Journey Into the Darkness of Hindutva. It is written by Ashish Khetan, who did some excellent reporting on the af...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.21

A different shade: changing colours of repression

Governments are not benign, and the use of the law and regulatory agencies against inconvenient voices is not new. Although it has become a reflex action for journalists to invoke a comparison with th...
By Sevanti Ninan in

India  /  Published 17.02.21

UAPA: Kashmir leader booked

A National Conference leader in Kashmir who is the son of an MP has been booked under the anti-terror UAPA law for proclaiming at a public event that he was a proud beef-eater and that he planned to o...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 15.02.21

Open secrets: Bhima Koregaon case

When a character in a play says that something is rotten in the state of Denmark, he is expressing, unknowingly, the discomfort of people in many states at different times. One source of discomfort is...
By The Editorial Board in


Opinion  /  Published 28.01.21

Ready bias: media trials in India

The freedom of the media cannot mean undue licence. This message was conveyed strongly this month by two high courts. The Delhi High Court reportedly said that the presumption of innocence, a basic te...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.21

High price: rising jail inmates during Covid

The rule is bail, jail is the exception. This is a principle reiterated through the years by the Supreme Court — even in 2020 when the managing director of a television channel was being granted...
By The Editorial Board in

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

India  /  Published 15.11.20

Kashmir scribe gets no relief

Journalist Aasif Sultan lives hardly 4km from his only child, Areeba. But he has been unable to see her learn to walk, hear her first intelligible words, or watch her blossom into a 30-month-old sweet...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

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


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