ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Black Law and White Lies-A Report on TADA, 1985-1995

The abuse of TADA is built into the law itself. By replacing normal law and procedure it eats into the foundations of democracy. TEN years ago on May 23, 1985, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) was introduced as a temporary measure to combat an extraordi nary situation. Over a decade, 23 of the 25 states and two of the seven union territories were notified under the Act. More than 95 per cent of our citizens came under the purview of the Act.

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