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Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019

Published on August 13, 2019
Current context: President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the UAPA Act, 2019 that deals with conditions of declaring individuals as terrorists and seizing their property.
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 
  • The Lok Sabha passed the bill on 24th July 2019 and Rajya Sabha passed it on 2nd August 2019.
  • The UAPA Act, 2019 amended the UAPA Act, 1967.
  • The amended act has an objective to facilitate speedy investigation for terrorists and related offences and their prosecution.
  • The bill ensures a provision of declaring a person terrorists as per the global practices and aimed at effectively preventing unlawful terrorist activities in the country.
  • The act empowered the government to declare a person/individual as terrorists and his personal or financial information can be shared with any western agencies.
  • It gives power to the rank of Inspector of NIA (National Investigating Agency) to conduct raids anywhere in the state without prior permission of the state government and the NIA can also grant approval to seize or attach the property of the terrorist.
  • The amended act put a restriction on travelling for such individuals declared as terrorists.


Q.1 The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 (UAPA) deals with?
a. Companies fraud
b. Credit rating agencies faults
c. Terrorists
d. Ponzi scam

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