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Enumerate the essential features of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Analyze the need for such a law in a democratic country such as India

 

3. Enumerate the essential features of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Analyze the need for such a law in a democratic country such as India (15M)

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question?

Death of activist Father Stan Swamy who was arrested under the provisions of the act

Key demand of the question:

Debate the necessity of the act in a democratic country such as India

Directive

Analyze:

Throw light on the negatives and positives in an objective and scientific manner

Structure of the answer

Introduction

Mention the basic objective of the act in a brief manner

Body

  1. List the essential features of the act in a precise manner.
  2. Debate the necessity of the act: Positives (to maintain public order, security and integrity of the country, to deal with emerging security challenges etc), Negatives (violation of doctrine of presumption of innocence, thwarting FR’s such as Right to speech, dilutes the democratic character of our country etc)
  3. Suggest ways to reduce the apprehensions caused by the act.
  4. Highlight any judgments given by the SC on this act or even recommendations made by committees or commissions such as Law Commission wherever necessary in this answer

Conclusion

Provide an opinion on this matter based on the arguments made by you.