Words causing hatred towards another community, political party cannot lead to UAPA charges: J&K court grants bail to Hilal Lone

Only those act or words would fall within UAPA which has the tendency to bring cessation of a part of the country or disruption of its sovereignty and integrity or cause disaffection against the country, Court said.
Hilal Akbar Lone and UAPA
Hilal Akbar Lone and UAPA

Words which cause disaffection towards another community or political party cannot be termed 'unlawful activity' under Section 2(o) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), a Jammu & Kashmir court ruled on Thursday granting bail to National Conference Leader Hilal Akbar Lone (Hilal Akbar Lone v Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir).

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