Judiciary's Task: Challenge Misuse of Draconian Laws
NEW DELHI, June 21 -- Ever since the BJP came to power at the centre in 2014 judicial activism in India slowly became feeble. The judicial principle, "Bail is the rule and Jail is exception" was overturned in many cases because of the excessive application of draconian laws like UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act), NSA (National Security Act), PSA (Public Safety Act), AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Protection Act) and Sedition Law to those who questioned or criticized the government. It appears that jail has become the rule and bail an exception. Getting bail for those who are charged under the anti-terror laws has become a herculean task. At the same time, there is also an extraordinary delay in starting the trial of cases. As a result ...
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