The Supreme Court recently held that magistrates cannot favor the probe agency to extend the period of investigation in the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) cases at will.
UAPA was developed as an anti-terrorism law to prevent such unlawful activities association and maintain the sovereignty and integrity of India.
It was amended in 2019 through Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 which dealt with expanding the definition of “terrorist” to include individuals under Section 35 and 36 of Chapter VI of the Act.
Consider the following statements regarding Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967:
Under the act, the Union government has the power to notify an individual as a “terrorist” without a trial.
Unlike Sedition, UAPA cannot be used to curb freedom of speech.
Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?
Correct Option: A
Statement 2 is incorrect: UAPA does not allow dissent. It criminalizes mere thoughts and political protests that cause “disaffection” with the state. It is an assault of citizens’ right to expression which is also a collective right of groups and unions to disseminate their views and UAPA majorly targets this right.
Conservation of Grasslands has largely been ignored worldwide. In this regard, discuss the ecological significance of Grasslands and suggest measures to conserve them in India. (150 Words)
In the introduction, provide a brief definition of Grasslands.
Draw a diagram of the World, showing important grasslands of World and their diversion to agriculture
Enumerate the ecological significance of Grasslands.
Enumerate the threats faced by Grasslands.
List the steps taken by the Government to conserve Grasslands and suggest measures for their conservation.