While dismissing the appeal by the NIA against the bail granted to an accused in a case under the UAPA by the Jharkhand High Court Supreme Court bench observed that the way the NIA seems to be going, it looked like it would have a problem with even a person reading a newspaper.
During the hearing today, the Delhi High Court said that the speech made by Umar Khalid in Amravati prima facie appears to be objectionable and provocative based on which the case was registered by the police.
Supreme Court heard the criminal appeal filed by appellant one Jahir Hak while observing that the person has been in custody for almost 8 years and the prosecution has examined only 6 out of the 109 witnesses granted bail to a person accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) .
The one-member Tribunal headed by Delhi High Court Chief Justice D.N Patel, on Monday, issued notice in the plea to continue ‘unlawful association’ status to Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.
The system can lament, apportion blame, but it never interfered, never once tried to understand why a man would want to live among tribals and work for them, ignoring calls to comfort. Death was virtually delivered to Stan Swamy’s cell by the system.
Supreme Court bench issued notice in a plea challenging the invocation of UAPA act, 1967 by the State of Tripura against member of the Civil Society including Advocates and Journalist who have documented and spoken out against the targeted atrocities in a communal violence in the State.
Senior Advocate Trideep Pais said, "UAPA, POTA, PMLA are distrust of judiciary. These are enacted so that your (judiciary) hands are tied. This is a joke. No accused should be held in this FIR. This is a cooked-up FIR."