UAPA Amendment – Another nail on the coffin of Democracy! – By P Victor Vijay Kumar
…While the Home Minister tries to portray that he is following some international standards on countering terrorism, it is actually another whitewash of the perspective he is putting forth on behalf of his “rightist mentors and colleagues”.
There are two critical provisions which arms Central Government to wield its baton over any crime that is perceived as “terrorism”. NIA has been given full authority to brand anyone as “Terrorist” without approaching court and seize their properties. The rank of the officer who recommends this is not less than Circle Inspector (Section 25).…
The Hon’le Home minister does not want to play the game straight. The apparatus for state fascist imposition on elimination of thoughts in brains, which essentially, the Minister was targeting at, is being expanded and the “looseness” he wants to create in the system to deepen scare in the minds of people is the real problem.…
- Missed opportunity in UAPA Amendment Bill: Parliament should’ve viewed anti-terror law as part of India’s narrative to develop robust surveillance network – By Dhruv Shekhar (Jul 30, 2019, First Post)
- Change without reform – By Tahir Mahmood (Jul 30, 2019, Indian Express)
- With Pressure Tactics and Opposition Disarray, Rajya Sabha No Longer a Hurdle for BJP – By Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta (Jul 31, 2019, The Wire)
- Riding roughshod – Editorial (Jul 30, 2019, Indian Express)