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#WhatTheFAQ: Jailed for 700+ days, journalist Siddique Kappan gets bail. Why was he arrested?

Journalist Siddique Kappan, jailed in Uttar Pradesh for nearly two years, against whom allegations of terror funding were made, was granted bail yesterday, September 10 by the Supreme Court. 

Published on 10th September 2022
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Breaking: Activist Safoora Zargar's admission cancelled by Jamia Millia Islamia

Zargar was arrested and jailed under the UAPA Act during the anti-CAA protests in Delhi in February 2020. She claims 'all possible attempts' are being made to 'snatch her right to education'

Published on 29th August 2022
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Ex-Jamia student charge-sheeted in anti-CAA case, even as AISA organises protest against arrest of Zubair, Setalvad

The student, who was among those allegedly attacked by police at the JMI campus, was called for extensive questioning under the UAPA in 2020

Published on 28th June 2022
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Delhi High Court will hear bail plea by former JNU student Umar Khalid on May 19

Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam and many others have been booked under the anti-terror law in the UAPA case for being "masterminds" of the Delhi riots

Published on 6th May 2022
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Delhi HC issues notice in student activist Umar Khalid bail appeal, calls his speech "obnoxious and inciteful"

Senior Advocate Trideep Pais, who was appearing for Khalid, informed that Khalid was not even present in Delhi when the crime he is being accused of happened

Published on 22nd April 2022
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Delhi Court rejects bail plea of JNU student activist Umar Khalid

Khalid's counsel, opposing the charges under the IPC and UAPA, termed the charge sheet as a "work of fiction". He argued that the speech given by Khalid was about Gandhi, harmony and the Constituion

Published on 24th March 2022
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Mehbooba Mufti writes to PM over arrest of Kashmiri students, says patriotism has to be cultivated and can't be forced

Mufti writes in the letter that a friendly cricket match between India and Pakistan that was solely a source of entertainment for Kashmiris has turned into a nightmare for many of its youth

Published on 30th October 2021
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Slapping UAPA against Kashmiri students vindictive: PDP President Mehbooba Mufti

Two cases have been registered under the UAPA against medical students living in hostels of Government Medical College and of Sher E Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences

Published on 26th October 2021
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Actions of a retributive regime: Three years after Bhima Koregaon arrests, over 100 academics pen open letter

A few of the letter's signatories include musician TM Krishna, filmmaker Anand Patwardhan and activist Thirumurugan Gandhi

Published on 18th August 2021
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Arrested professor, activist tell the Bombay High Court that there is no link between Elgar Parishad and Bhima Koregoan riots

The activists cited the report of a US digital forensic firm that said an incriminating letter and other material had been planted on the computers of Wilson and several other co-accused in the case

Published on 27th July 2021
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What The FAQ: Why is it so difficult to get bail under Section 43D(5) of the UAPA?

It is not just Father Stan Swamy who did not get bail. It is not very easy to get bail if you are charged with UAPA. Here's why

Published on 6th July 2021
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Odisha's Nuapada district launches ‘Sikhya Samprukti’ to conduct physical classes in villages

A majority of the students in Nuapada are not able to attend live classes on YouTube due to lack of access to smartphones and network issues

Published on 2nd July 2021
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Hours after her father passed away, Delhi HC grants interim bail to JNU student Natasha Narwal

Natasha's father, 71-year-old scientist Mahavir Narwal had been undergoing treatment for over a week in a hospital in Rohtak, Haryana

Published on 10th May 2021
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Delhi riots: HC reserves order on Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha's bail plea in UAPA case

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mirdul and A J Bhambhani heard the counsel for Delhi Police and Tanha and asked them to file written submissions by March 22

Published on 18th March 2021
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What the FAQ: Over 72 per cent rise in UAPA cases since 2019, what does the Act entail? 

In July 2019, the ambit of UAPA was expanded. It was amended allowing the government to designate an individual as a terrorist without trial

 

Published on 10th March 2021

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