Parliament passes the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019

Parliament passes the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019
Parliament passes the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019

Parliament passes the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019

Rajya Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Bill, 2019, to the anti-terror law to give powers to the central government to designate an individual as terrorist and seize his properties.

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill that seeks to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, was passed by Rajya Sabha with 147 votes in favour and 42 against.

Replying to a debate on the amendment, Home Minister Amit Shah said a four-level scrutiny has been provided in the amendment and no human rights will be violated.

He said declaring individuals as terrorists is required as they float different organisations once an institution is banned.

Individuals who participate in terrorist activities, aid those indulging in such activities, propagate the ideology of terrorism and members of known terrorist organizations will be declared as terrorists after this amendment is passed.

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