A call for an organised protest against the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) across the country was given today at an event organised by rights body PUDR.
"The fight against UAPA cannot be fought in the court. It needs to be challenged outside the court through people's movements," he said.
"A movement against UAPA is the need of the time. Efforts should also be made to seek the commitment of the political parties before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, so that it is repealed," he said.
"It is being used to curb the voices of protest and organised movements that seek to assert the rights of Dalits, tribals and minorities," she said.
Concern was also expressed over assaults on lawyers trying to help those facing charges under the UAPA in various states.
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