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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

Local Reservation in Employment: Political Brainwashing or A New Approach to Unemployment

  · Haryana is the newest state to try and implement a law for local reservation of jobs in the private sector residing inside the state. · The new law states that 75% of the jobs across the state which pay upto 50,000 rupees per month · This move is in line with similar proposals of different states such as Maharastra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. · Andhra Pradesh was the first state which tried to pass such amendments but was called up in the High Court for being unconstitutional In the wake of rising unemployment across different states partly due to the pandemic and the long term issues of employment generation in comparison to the steep rise in population finally catching the attention of different legislatures. However, is providing local reservation in employment just another political stunt to get more votes with minimal genuine effort or may actually prove to be a solution for the short term? The answer to this question requires us to get to the base of the employment problem

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