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Misuse of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

The Gadchiroli Sessions Court judgment sentencing G N Saibaba, Prashant Rahi, Hem Mishra, Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote to life imprisonment and Vijay Tirki to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment is flawed and shows clearly to what extent the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act can be misused. Apart from citing irrelevant documents, it has ignored valid evidence and arguments presented by the defence, and accepted dubious versions of the same presented by the prosecution.

Misuse of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

The Gadchiroli Sessions Court judgment sentencing G N Saibaba, Prashant Rahi, Hem Mishra, Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote to life imprisonment and Vijay Tirki to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment is flawed and shows clearly to what extent the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act can be misused. Apart from citing irrelevant documents, it has ignored valid evidence and arguments presented by the defence, and accepted dubious versions of the same presented by the prosecution.

Media Beacons vs. Media Workers

The Indian Express-Maharashtra General Kamgar Union case is an eye-opener, which challenges the stand that the judiciary is better placed to address labour issues than unions. The writer, who stood by the cause for 30 years, chronicles the decline of the labour movement in Mumbai. 

Transcending Caste Barriers

Building the Ambedkar Revolution: Sambhaji Tukaram Gaikwad and the Kokan Dalits by Gail Omvedt (Mumbai: Bhashya Prakashan), 2011; pp 156, Rs 300.

Life Imprisonment by the State

The charges against thousands of people locked up by the State all over the country are that they believe in or espouse the ideology of Marxism-Leninism, that they reject the parliamentary system for a communist one, and that they owe allegiance to the CPI (Maoist).

Steal or I'll Call You a Thief

Instead of celebrating the militant and heroic heritage of those designated 'criminal tribes' by the British rulers, independent India continues to ill-treat them. With cruel irony constant harassment in fact drives some of them to crime.

Media Beacons vs. Media Workers

The Indian Express-Maharashtra General Kamgar Union case is an eye-opener, which challenges the stand that the judiciary is better placed to address labour issues than unions. The writer, who stood by the cause for 30 years, chronicles the decline of the labour movement in Mumbai. 

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