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Preventive detention

Preventive detention means detention of a person without trial and conviction by a court, merely on suspicion in the mind of an executive authority. Preventive detention is fundamentally and qualitatively different from imprisonment after trial and conviction in a criminal court. Preventive detention and prosecution for an offence are not synonymous. Prevention detention is not ..

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Tamil Nadu Promulgates Ordinance to Ensure Dignified Burial/ Cremation

After a series of incidents where locals protested against the burial of COVID-19 victims, the Tamil Nadu government promulgated an ordinance which makes blocking such burials/ cremation a criminal offence. About the Incidents In April, the burials and cremations of several COVID-19 victims, including doctors, were blocked by locals due to fear of the virus’ ..




Goondas Act

In light of several persons protesting against the burial or cremation of patients who had died of COVID-19, authorities in Tamil Nadu are to arrest such persons under the Goondas Act. About Goondas Act Goondas Act is a type of preventive detention law that was first enacted in 1923 in Bengal. The law is used ..


Farooq Abdullah detained under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah was detained under the State’s Public Safety Act in the Jammu and Kashmir. How the law came into being? The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act was introduced by Sheikh Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. It was introduced to prevent timber smuggling, and keep the smugglers ..