Many legislative bodies have passed “Goonda Acts” (a colloquial name, due to the long titles) providing legal definitions of who constitutes a “goonda”. Some of . Jul 30, The Goonda Act has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving them an opportunity to explain their side of the story before the. An Act to provide for the better control of riotous and disorderly persons commonly known as goondas residing in or frequenting certain[ areas][ * * *].

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While making declaration under section 13 the Tribunal may take such action, as it may deem fit, in one or more of the following ways: But if let unchecked, the Goondas Act could put an end to the need for goodnas and a fair trial since police can unilaterally decide who must be put in jail and who can go free.

Bar of Civil or Criminal Proceedings. Jaitley said Centre had lowered the fiscal deficit and kept inflation and CAD under check.

Karnataka amends law to slap Goonda Act on digital offenders 30 Jul, In the wake of growing outrage over a recent spurt in sexual assault cases, Karnataka government today decided to strengthen the Goonda Act to book rape accused under it gondas to set up 10 more fast track courts. InKalaidevi had filed a case against the then Sub Inspector her own relative and the Superintendant of Police attached to the same police station and district, calling for disciplinary action against the duo over a case that she felt was prematurely closed.

However, that cannot lead to the conclusion that he is a goonda as defined under Tamil Nadu Act 14 of Until now, people with a history of offences like bootlegging, drug offences and immoral trafficking could be taken into preventive custody.

The sordid saga, involving 22 men that took place over seven months, came to light when the girl shared her plight with her elder sister. With this verdict and the broad spectrum of the crimes covered in the legislation, all that is needed to detain a person in jail for a year is a simple FIR. Hundreds and thousands have been detained across India with such acts.

Are the Meghalaya miners victims of India’s regional bias? September 7, In Yoondas last year, when the state police had slapped the Goondas Act on one Gagan Bothra for usury, the Madras Goonras Court observed, “The detenue may have been indulging in usury. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.

The BJP is exploiting the situation with an eye on upcoming elections: Bringing digital piracy under the ambit of the Goondas Act does not sit well with a number of activists and cyber law experts too. The ambit and the number of persons detained under the Goondas Act have increased phenomenally in recent years. Provided that the Tribunal may direct that the sureties offered may be scrutinised by a Magistrate of the first class nominated for the purpose by the District Magistrate.


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No democracy in the world has such a provision. But the government, in its enthusiasm, while goondqs acid attackers and sexual predators to the law, has also added ‘digital offenders’, meaning “any person who knowingly or deliberately violates, for commercial purposes, any copyright law in relation to any book, music, film, software, artistic or scientific axt and also includes any person who illegally enters through the identity of another user and illegally uses any computer or digital network for pecuniary gain for himself or any other person or commits any of the offences specified under sections 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 and 75 of the Information Technology Act, “.

The offenders were booked under Sections Attempt to murderii criminal intimidation of the Indian Penal Code and Section 5 Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault10 Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault and 12 Punishment for Sexual harassment of Protection of Goohdas from Sexual Offences Act, It is better to get the chargesheet done with and ensure that the case goes to trial.

One act of crime cannot attract such a provision. No appeal shall lie from any order made by the Tribunal but in relation to any such order under section 5 or section 13 or section 16, the 12 [ High Court Division] may call for the record of the case, and if the Tribunal appear- a to have exercised a jurisdiction not vested in it by law, b to have failed to exercise a jurisdiction so vested, or c to have acted in the exercise of its jurisdiction illegally, the 13 [ High Court Division] may make such direction as it may deem sufficient for the rectification of the error or omission and the Tribunal shall conduct itself accordingly.

The Government may, for the purposes of this Act, by notification in the official Gazette, constitute for such area or areas to which this Act may be applied, a Tribunal hereinafter called the Tribunal consisting of the District Magistrate or the Additional District Magistrate.

President Pranab Mukherjee acct two laws for Karnataka as parting shot 6 Jul, According to a government official, the two acts empower district magistrates and the state police to rein in criminals and anti-social elements.

17 rapists detained for a year under Goondas Act in Chennai

The Kerala Ogondas Activities Prevention Act Act 34 ofSection 2 jstates ” goonda goonvas a person who indulges in any anti-social activity or promotes or abets any illegal activity which are harmful for the maintenance of the public order directly or indirectly and includes a bootlegger, a counterfeiter, a depredator of environment, a digital data and copy right pirate, a drug offender, a hawala racketeer, a hired ruffian, rowdy, an immoral traffic offender, a loan shark or a property grabber”.


Sangameswaran”Tamil Nadu: The Goondas Act which is a form of preventive detention glondas on human rights as well. Views Read Edit View history. The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is unfortunate in a democratic country.

Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. She identified her perpetrators and told investigators from the city’s all women Aynavaram Police Station that they had threatened to release a video of her if she complained.

The information shall be signed by the officer acr and shall briefly set out- a the practices with which the person complained of is charged; b instances, with details of time and place, of such practices; atc a statement of any relevant general reputation in which the said person cat held and any other goonras on which the information is based; d names and other particulars of witnesses who will be produced to support the allegations contained in the information; and e whether the said person is sought to be declared a goonda or a dangerous goonda.

The Tribunal shall have the powers of a Court of Record for punishing contempts of its authority provided that the maximum period for which any person may be committed to prison under this provision, shall be three months. This means on an average seven to goojdas persons are detained every day.

The provisions of this Act, and any order made or action taken under this Act, shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any enactment, other than this Act, for the time being in force, and in any instrument having effect by virtue of any such enactment other than this Act.

The state must revisit these cases and not wantonly and casually use the provisions of the Act. Meghalaya man held for killing, eating protected monkey species. Practically, there is no legal remedy in these cases. ET EnergyWorld A one stop platform that caters to the pulse of the pulsating energy.

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