ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Return of Preventive Detention

Vol XIV No 40 October 6, 1979 Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 400 038 Grams Econweekly Editor Krishna Raj Associate Editor Rajani X Desai Assistant Editor M S Prabhakar Editorial Staff K Vijayakumar, A A Dalvi Manager J K Thakkar Advertisement Manager R Venkiteswaran Return of Preventive Detention EVER since the Janata government came into existance attempta have never been slackened to somehow or other resurrect the provision for preventive detention' or, more precisely, for imprisonment Without trial, even though one of the main planks of the Janata party's election manifesto was the abolition of such a lawless law. The attempt to incorporate the provisions for preventive detention into the criminal procedure code was one of the odd ways in which the old provision of MISA was sought to be done away with by the Janata government; and even though democratic opinion within and outside Parliament ultimately compelled the government to bring forth legislation doing away with the hated Maintenance of Internal Security Act, attempts have continued to revive preventive detention in one form or another.

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