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India Orders Attachment of Immovable Properties of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under UAPA

The Government of India (GoI) has ordered attachment of immovable properties of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

Elderly Sikh Booked in UAPA Gets Bail As Police Fails to Substantiate ‘Secret Information’

An elderly Sikh booked by the Punjab police under draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was granted bail by a Kapurthala court today.

Misuse of UAPA & Tactics of NIA under Question After Witness Interrogated by NIA Dies Mysteriously

Misuse of UAPA and tactics of NIA are under question after witness interrogated by NIA dies mysteriously. A case registered by the Punjab police in 2018 at Sultanwind (Amritsar) police station was suddenly transferred to NIA. NIA called a Sikh youth named Lovepreet Singh for questioning as a witness. After meeting NIA officials on 13 July 2020,

NIA’s Tactics Under Question Again After Sikh Youth Inquired by NIA Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances

The tactics adopted by National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India are once again under question after a witness questioned by NIA dies under mysterious circumstances. This is second such death in Punjab which is linked with NIA's ongoing investigations. Earlier a witness named Rampal had committed suicide in 2018.

Bombay High Court Hearing PIL Seeks UAPA Against Twitter

Mumbai: Bombay High Court is hearing a ‘public interest litigation’ (PIL) seeking directions for National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India to take action against Twitter ...

Stop Repression and Illegal Detention of Sikhs Youth in Punjab Under Lawless Laws like UAPA: ASC

Chandigarh: In a written statement (copy with SSN) the American Sikh Council (ASC) has expressed grave concerns about the alleged “illegal detention of innocent Sikh ...

Sikh Lawyer Releases Latest List of UAPA Cases in Punjab; Congress Govt. Using UAPA Faster than Last SAD-BJP Govt.

An updated tentative list released by Sikh lawyer Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur has revealed that the Congress party led Punjab government is faster than previous SAD-BJP government in at least one perspective- registering cases under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). UAPA is considered present day notorious law and a new avatar of draconian TADA and POTA.

Ex-Bureaucrat, Journalists, Opinionists, Academicians & Activists Tell Punjab Government to Stop Repression & Mis-use of UAPA

In the last days of June 2020, our igneous Intelligence Agencies have ‘unearthed one terror module after another, supported by ISI of Pakistan and the Sikhs For Justice.’ In consequence, God knows how many, Sikh young men have been arrested, some (maybe all) have been tortured and insulted in a bid to demoralize and demonize the people in order to secure them in eternal slavery by total denial of constitutional and innate human rights.

After Claiming Self-Credit for ‘Abolishing’ Black List, BJP Govt. Lists 9 Sikhs As ‘Terrorists’

In 1980s-90s the Indian state created so-called black list of Sikhs, adding names of diaspora Sikh activists in it in a whole-sale manner. The issue had been a cause of concern in the past decade as a number of cases surfaced where the abuse this extra-judicial mechanism was clearly established.

P&H High Court Grants Bail to Gurdial Singh in UAPA & Waging War Case

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted bail to a Sikh undertrial named Gurdial Singh in a case registered by Punjab police for allegedly "waging war against the state".

Delhi Violence: Human Rights Group Seeks Transparency, Demands Making FIRs Publicly Available

About eighty days after the violence that convulsed NE Delhi, what is the status of the investigation into the ‘over 700’ FIRs reportedly registered, according to the Home Minister’s statement in Indian Parliament on 11 March, two months ago? If recent media reportage of the investigation and prosecution in the violence related cases is to be followed, the impression conveyed is that a group of persons, mostly Muslims, were responsible for the violence and the many acts of gruesome violence in it, in which the majority of those affected were also Muslims.

Statement from Academics and Activists from UK on Crackdown on Dissent in India

We condemn the brutal crackdown on dissent and protest which has accompanied India’s Covid-19 lockdown. The Modi government has launched a witch-hunt of students and activists and is charging them under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

An Open Letter to Indian MPs: Abolish Bullying Laws Called Sedition, UAPA

The Sikh organization, Dal Khalsa has written an open letter to all parliamentarians of India expressing serious concerns over the sudden surge in the cases against lawyers, journalists, student activists and rights defenders under draconian laws called sedition and UAPA.

Irked Over Its’ Automated Calls, Punjab Police Registers Two Cases Against SFJ

The Punjab Police on Friday (April 10) booked Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a US based group and it’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for automated phone calls.

Kashmir: Indian State Invoking UAPA Against Those Accessing Facebook, Twitter Through VPN/Proxy Servers

For the past seven months, Kashmir has been under a lockdown after the union government announced the scrapping of the Constitution's Article 370 and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Sikh Groups Announce To Observe August 15 as Black Day; Declare To Hold Protests Across Punjab

Three Sikh groups namely Dal Khalsa, United Akali Dal and Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Mann) held a gathering at Kisan Bhawan (Sector 35A, Chandigarh) on July 26, 2019 to deliberate on continued loot of river waters, resurfacing of SYL canal row, letting off four police convicts by state Govt, refusing to release Sikh political prisoners who have completed life sentence , making UAPA 1967 more draconian, giving unbridled powers to NIA, derailing Bargari Beadbi case and infringement of state's right by the centre. The meeting decided to protest against injustices, discriminations and suppression of rights on August 15.

Court Dismisses Punjab Police Chargesheet Against Jagtar Singh Jaggi Johal

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) today discharged a UAPA and Arms Act case against Jagtar Singh Johal and others.

Jagtar Singh Johal Discharged in Bajakhana (Faridkot) Case

The court of an Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) today discharged a UAPA and Arms Act case against Jagtar Singh Johal and others.

UAPA Amendment Passed in Lok Sabha; Congress Stages Walkout

The Lok Sabha today passed Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019. The opposition Congress party staged walkout after its demand to send the bill to a standing committee was not met.

Sikh Youth Acquitted in Arms Seizure Case of 2011

Jammu resident Harpreet Singh Pintu has been acquitted in a case involving the recovery of an AK-47 rifle, a US carbine, their ammunition and other material from a corn field outside Daroli Kalan village under Adampur police station on April 23, 2011, under the Arms Act.

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