Supreme Court To Hear Plea Of Journalist To Nix Tripura Anti-Terror Case

Supreme Court To Hear Plea Of Journalist To Nix Tripura Anti-Terror Case

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November 11, 2021

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by journalist Shyam Meera Singh and two others that seeks to quash a Tripura Police FIR under controversial anti-terror law UAPA for social media posts - including Mr Singh's "Tripura is burning" tweet - made during violence in the state last month.

New Delhi, 11 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV,The plea - filed by Ansar Indori (of the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation) and Mukesh (of the Peoples' Union of Civil Liberties), in addition to Mr Singh, also seeks a court-monitored probe and a declaration that some UAPA provisions are unconstitutional.A date for the hearing will be fixed shortly, Chief Justice NV Ramana said, in response to the plea by advocate Prashant Bhushan on behalf of Mr Singh and those seeking to quash the police complaint."Petition is filed regarding incidents in Tripura and FIRs and notices issued to lawyers who went on a fact-finding mission, and said 'Tripura is burning'... we've challenged several issues, including wide definition of 'unlawful activities'," Mr Bhushan told the top court.

Source - NDTV


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