05 Apr, 2020
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|GS-III||National Security Act, 1980 / UAPA|
|Aarogya Setu App and security issues|
|PT Pointer||National Securities Depository Limited||Economic Issues|
National Security Act, 1980 / UAPA
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III-Internal security
The UP and Indore district administration invoked the National Security Act (NSA), 1980, against four persons accused of instigating residents of a locality to pelt stones and chase away health workers.
Health workers were in the locality to trace the contact history of a Covid-19 patient.
National Security Act, 1980
Criticism against the NSA Act
It needs to be noted that the Act is 40 years old. Changes are required to ensure that the Act is not used arbitrarily. Arbitrary use of the Act hampers democracy and basic rights of an individual. Even, the Supreme Court has held that the law of preventive detention has to be strictly construed and meticulous compliance with the procedural safeguards, is mandatory and vital.
The UAPA – an enhancement on the TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act), which was allowed to lapse in 1995 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) was repealed in 2004 — was originally passed in 1967 under the then Congress government led by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Eventually amendments were brought in under the successive United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments in 2004, 2008 and 2013.
Pt shot: At present, NIA is functioning as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India established under NIA Act 2008.
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act was passed by both Houses of the Parliament:
Arguments in Favour of Amendments:
While none will question the need for stringent laws that show ‘zero tolerance’ towards terrorism, the government should be mindful of its obligations to preserve fundamental rights while enacting legislation on the subject.
Aarogya Setu App and security issues
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III-Internal security
Privacy Judgement as a guiding tool
Steps taken by Government to strengthen Privacy Regime
Two Years of Privacy Judgement
The judgment in K.S. Puttaswamy effected little change in the government’s thinking or practice as it related to privacy and the personal data of its citizens.
Jai Hind Jai Bharat
Domestic institutional investors
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