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Repeal UAPA: End targeting of minorities and dissenters Day one of a three-day consultation on inhuman provisions of anti-terror laws

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) along with a hundred organisations including the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) organised a three-day consultation on the implementation of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The session began on January 20, 2021, and here’s what transpired on day one. Repeal of the UAPA and the National…

Where do we stand on free legal aid? On National Legal Services Day we examine what legal aid entails and who benefits from it

Providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels is one of India’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 as adopted during the United Nations General Assembly of 2015. A robust legal aid system is something that will contribute towards achieving this goal and will at the same time fulfil…

Prosecuting Adityanath for Hate Speech No Man Can Be Judge of His Own Cause

Can an accused chief minister decide on whether or not he should be prosecuted for hate speech? No says the advocate for the petitioner, no man however powerful can be judge of his own cause. The Allahabad bench of the High Court today faces a piquant situation and will tomorrow (May 4) hear arguments and…

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