Mere possession of Maoist works, presence in protests, strong political beliefs does not make person liable under UAPA: NIA Court, Kochi
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Mere possession of Maoist works, presence in protests, strong political beliefs does not make person liable under UAPA: NIA Court, Kochi

While granting bail, the Special Court Judge also added: "this was to be an opportunity for reformation and not an opportunity to fasten their bond with a banned terrorist organisation."

A Kochi NIA Special Court recently granted bail to Allan Shuaib and Thwaha Fasal, two youths from Kozhikode, who have been charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code for their alleged association and support of banned Maoist terror outfit, Communist Party of India (Maoist), with the intention of furthering its activities (Sections 38 and 39 UAPA, Section 120-B IPC).

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