The National Security Act of 1980 is again in debate after Saharanpur District Magistrate order to book Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ soon after the decision of Allahabad High court to grant him bail in Saharanpur riot case. The act became part of parliament on 23rd September 1980 after the replicating the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA).
28-year-old Chandrashekhar was named in FIR registered by Uttar Pradesh Police in Saharanpur caste violence. He was arrested by UP Police and since then remain in the custody. After five months of legal battle, the Allahabad court observed that the charges against Azad were politically motivated and granted him bail.
The decision of U.P government comes as shocking when it ignores the court decision and slapped the NSA charges over the young Bahujan leader.
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The act was introduced to empower the government to secure the country from security menace. The act allows the government to detain or expel foreigners who are a potential threat to the nation. It gives power to the state to maintain the public order. But unfortunately, this kind of law has been mostly used as a weapon by the government to suppress the civilian movements and crush dissents. The charges like sedition and NSA are now tools for the government to maintain its supremacy over the countrymen.
“It’s really unfortunate that the laws which were supposed to protect the people of India are now used by the present government as a weapon to crush political opponents,” said Manisha Bangar to National India News.
“The NSA charges against the Chandrashekar is politically motivated and is an extension of Brahminical power exercise against Bahujans,” added Vice President of BAMCEF, Manisha Bangar.
Historically the Acts like NSA are brought and implemented to establish authoritarian government and the NSA itself is an adapted version of ‘The Defense of India Act, 1915’ of brutal British era. It is the same bill against which Indians gathered at Jallianwalla Bagh to protest which cost thousands of lives.
The NSA has some fundamental problem which directly curbs the freedom and liberty of the individuals. It gives full scope for misuse and many cases of exploitation of law have been reported. Entire procedure and functioning of the law is challengeable since it involves an unfair and unreasonable method for detention.
The people of India need to come out united against such politically motivated detention and misuse of law. The vigilant people and pressure group are capable of questioning the establishment and it is need of the hour to come forward to demand abolishment of laws which are now weapons of Brahminical government.
When government and authority become deaf and blind to the established social, political and judicial norms it is only civilians who can throw out such authoritarian rule which is a threat to liberty and freedom in a democratic setup.
Dr Manisha Bangar also says that “Along with regionalism, casteism is also a big issue in …