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

A+| A| A-

An International Trojan Horse?

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill has been drafted to meet India's obligations to the intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force on combating money-laundering and terrorist fi nancing. However, the powers it will confer on the government could be easily abused to permit prosecution of mass organisations or non-governmental organisations working in communities allegedly associated with banned groups. There are many other concerns and it is essential that the Bill be referred to a standing committee of Parliament before it is considered for enactment.

COMMENTARY An International Trojan Horse? groups, without judicial review, from two to ve years.3 This allows the governments Need for Review of UAPA Bill 2011 assumption of guilt to go unchecked for longer, multiplying the harmful effects of awed anti-terrorism legislation by furthering the risk of punishing the SAHRDC innocent. The assumption of guilt before

Dear Reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here


To gain instant access to this article (download).

INR 59

(Readers in India)

$ 6

(Readers outside India)

Support Us

Your Support will ensure EPW’s financial viability and sustainability.

The EPW produces independent and public-spirited scholarship and analyses of contemporary affairs every week. EPW is one of the few publications that keep alive the spirit of intellectual inquiry in the Indian media.

Often described as a publication with a “social conscience,” EPW has never shied away from taking strong editorial positions. Our publication is free from political pressure, or commercial interests. Our editorial independence is our pride.

We rely on your support to continue the endeavour of highlighting the challenges faced by the disadvantaged, writings from the margins, and scholarship on the most pertinent issues that concern contemporary Indian society.

Every contribution is valuable for our future.