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Is it justifiable for India to allow the arrest and detention of one lakh people a year without producing them before a judge, denying them a public trial, and not allowing them any legal assistance?(Getty Images)

Why it is critical to review preventive detention laws

By Abhinav Sekhri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 06:15 PM IST
These laws are prone to abuse, and go against the Republic’s basic principle to ‘zealously’ guard liberty
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Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.(PTI)
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh cancels pension scheme for MISA prisoners

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Records show there are about 300 people who were getting benefits from this pension scheme across Chhattisgarh. The scheme entitled people who were jailed for more than six months a pension of Rs 25,000 a month and those behind bars for less than six months got Rs 15,000.
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The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered verification of those detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) in the 1970s to ensure only genuine people held under the law get the pension.(PTI Photo)
The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered verification of those detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) in the 1970s to ensure only genuine people held under the law get the pension.(PTI Photo)

Madhya Pradesh government orders verification of MISA detainees

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:48 AM IST
The MISA gave police sweeping powers like taking people into preventive detention indefinitely to counter threats, including those to the national security in the 1970s. The law was used during the national emergency, which the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed from 1975 to 1977, to suppress dissent. It was repealed in 1977 when the Congress was voted out of power.
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