Need for introspection

Arrests of civil rights activists have dented the State's credibility

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Business Standard Editorial Comment
It took the Supreme Court’s intervention on Wednesday to finally bring some semblance of order after the surprise arrests of five well-known civil rights activists under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) by the Pune police. In its interim ruling, the court directed the Maharashtra government to file a response by September 5. Till that time, the court allowed only house arrests of the activists. In a stinging criticism of the manner in which the raids were conducted and arrests made, Justice D Y Chandrachud, part of Chief Justice Dipak Mishra-led Bench, told the Centre’s counsel that “dissent is

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 10:05 PM IST

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