ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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TADA and Indian Democracy

Sudha Pai Laws like TADA give extensive powers to the state vis-a-vis ordinary citizens, thus providing grounds for its misuse. THE increasing authoritarianism of the state has long been a major concern for analysts of Indian politics. The 1980s witnessed the enactment and extensive use of laws, such as TADA, which perm it non-justiciable forms of detention. These evidences of state authoritarianism in the face of growing economic and political crises, raise questions of public accountability and rule of law as the foundation of democracy.

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