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Indian law to prevent unlawful activities

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Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act: Indian law to prevent unlawful activities
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is an Indian law aimed at prevention of unlawful activities associations in India. Its main objective was to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India. The most recent amendment of the law, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 has made it possible for the Union Government to designate individuals as terrorists without following any formal judicial process. UAPA is also known as the Anti-terror law.

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'Exercise powers of UAPA against PFI, its affiliates': Centre to states, UTs

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Centre bans PFI for 5 years under anti-terror law UAPA after mega NIA crackdown, links with SIMI, ISIS and JMB found

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Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan granted bail by SC: Know why he was booked under UAPA Act

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Udaipur murder: Accused aimed to spread terror, booked under UAPA

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Activists move Supreme Court challenging UAPA against lawyers by Tripura


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