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Kerala law makes police judge & jury on speech

IndiaTimes Sunday, 22 November 2020 ()
Amendment 118A of the Kerala Police Act cites even "injury to the mind" as a valid reason to slap charges that stipulate a maximum jail term of three years, a fine of up to Rs 10,000, or both. Depending on their interpretation of what constitutes an offence under this provision, the police can act without a complaint from the alleged victim.
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News video: Vijayan govt puts Kerala Police Act Amendment on hold: All you need to know

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The Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala has decided to put on hold the implementation of the controversial amendment to the state Police Act. ‘We are not intending to implement the amended Kerala Police Act. A detailed discussion will be held in the state assembly in this regard and further steps...

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After severe criticism, Kerala Police Act amendment put on hold [Video]

After severe criticism, Kerala Police Act amendment put on hold

Kerala government decided to put Kerala Police Act amendment on hold due to severe criticism. In a statement, Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan said that "with the announcement of the amendment, different views arose from different quarters. Concerns were expressed by those who supported LDF and those who stood for protection of democracy. In this situation, it's not intended to amend the law." Speaking on it, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury said, "Kerala Chief Minister has said that amendments to Kerala State Police Act won't be implemented. The party had proposed (reconsideration) and the state government will now decide on how to go about it. How it will be handled is the business of the government not the party." Kerala Police Act aimed at stop bullying, insulting or disgracing individuals through any content and circulating the same through any communication medium.

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Kerala govt withdraws controversial Kerala Police Act amendment

The Kerala state government has decided not to implement the amendment to the Kerala Police Act following opposition from various groups on the ground that it..
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