5128 UAPA cases 229 sedition cases lodged in five years
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NEW DELHI: As many as 5,128 instances underneath the stringent anti-terror legislation UAPA and 229 on costs of sedition have been lodged throughout the nation in a five-year interval from 2015, Parliament was knowledgeable on Wednesday.
Manipur topped the charts when it comes to instances lodged underneath the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, with the northeastern state alone accounting for 1,786 or 34.82 per cent of the entire instances.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy tabled the info for a interval of 2015 to 2019 in response to a question by Rajya Sabha MP Abdul Wahab.
The knowledge, up to date until December 31, 2019, was based mostly on a compilation by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Reddy said.
A complete of 897 instances had been lodged underneath the UAPA in 2015 adopted by 922 in 2016, 901 in 2017, 1,182 in 2018 and 1,126 in 2019, it confirmed.
According to the info, 30 instances had been lodged on costs of sedition in 2015 adopted by 35 in 2016, 51 in 2017, 70 in 2018 and 93 in 2019.
Manipur lodged 522 instances underneath UAPA in 2015 adopted by 327 in 2016, 330 in 2017, 289 in 2018 and 306 in 2019 — the utmost amongst all states and union territories through the interval aside from 2018 when Assam had 308 such instances, it confirmed.
In phrases of sedition instances, Bihar topped the record in 2015 with 9 such instances adopted by Haryana in 2016 with 12 instances, Assam in 2017 with 19, Jharkhand in 2018 with 18 and Karnataka in 2019 with 22 instances.
Reddy replied within the destructive on whether or not additionally it is a incontrovertible fact that the availability of UAPA is getting used callously in opposition to minorities and backward sections of the society.

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