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UAPA- Tool To Shut Dissent in India

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  The death of Stan Swamy, the Jesuit priest and activist, India’s oldest political prisoner who died in jail, waiting for bail for nine months, at the age of 84 has brought the spotlight back on the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA), the primarily counter-terror Law in India.  The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) 1967 is the  primary counter-law in India. The terror law has come under sharp scrutiny recently with various courts finding application of the UAPA (arbitrary). About The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA)  Passed in 1967, the law aims at effective prevention of Unlawful activities in India. The ACT assigns absolute power to the central government, by way of which if the Centre (deems) an activity as unlawful then it may by way of an official Gazette, declare it so.  It has death penalty and life imprisonment as highest punishments. Under UAPA, both India and foreign nationals can be charged. It will be applicable to the offenders in the same manner, ev

The Dragon's Way

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After the border tensions between India and China. "Boycott China" emotions have started trending again. India is now importing almost 80 billion dollar worth of goods from China which is 17% of it's total imports. The influx of chinese products began in 1992 when globalisation began in India and now it has a stronghold in many sectors of Indian industries. One of the most impacted sector from chinese imports is electronics especially smartphones and mobile parts. India imports most of it's pharmaceutical supplies from China which can prove to be a big problem in the future if Indo-China tensions intensify. China is now world's second largest economy and India will have difficulty in boycotting it's goods. But it is not impossible to boycott China. We need to know the root cause of how chinese communist party wants to dominate the world and what dirty tactics are used by them for achieving this economically, politically. The border disputes which China are doi

Indo-China Border Dispute

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India and China share a border of 3440 km long and have overlapping territorial claims. Their border patrols often bump into each other, resulting in small struggle but both the sides insist no bullet has been fired in four decades. Army of both the country came face to face at many points. The poorly demarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC) separates the two sides. Rivers, lakes and snow caps mean the line separating the solider can shift and they often came close to confrontation. History of dispute India and China fought a war in 1962 over their contested in the border in the Himalayas. The war ended with a truce and the formation of a De Facto boundary, known as the LAC. There has been an uneasy and fragile peace since the war. No official border has ever been negotiated,the region where clashes is hostile terrain, at high Altitude and less populated running through the Ladakh region bordering Tibet. What is Line of Actual Control ( LAC) ? LAC is a loose demarcation line that separa

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