Topic: Internal Security related issues:
Why in News:
· Srinagar students who celebrated Pakistan's victory against India in the recent T20 World Cup cricket match will be charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
· Students will be marked as OGWs of Indian anti-India organizations on police records and denied all government-sponsored benefits in the future.
·About the UAPA (Amendment) Act:
The Act gives central government full powers, which, if the Agency deems an activity illegal, may, through the Official Gazette, declare it so.
· It has the death penalty and life imprisonment as the highest penalties
· Key points:
Under UAPA, both Indians and foreigners can be charged.
It will apply to people in other countries even if crimes are committed in another country, outside of India.
Under the UAPA, the investigating agency may file a case sheet within 180 days of the arrest and the period may be extended further after reporting to the court.
According to the 2019 amendments:
Delhi High Court defines UAPA contours
Sections 15, 17 and 18 of UAPA:
Definition of illegal activity.
Power of the Institution under the law.