Activist Licombam Erendro was detained under the NSA after criticizing the statement of leaders related to the treatment of Kovid with cow urine and cow dung. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud of the Supreme Court said that keeping Erandro in jail would be a violation of his fundamental right.
An application was filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of the activist’s father and pleaded for release. An application has been filed on behalf of the father saying that a post was posted on his son’s Facebook on 13th that cow dung and cow urine is not a cure for corona. The post was later taken down. The petitioner said that the activist is being punished only for criticizing BJP leaders. Justice Chandrachud of the Supreme Court said that even one night cannot be kept in jail. Continuing detention of activists would be a violation of fundamental right. Right to life under Article 21 will be violated.
Arrests under the NSA in many parts of the country have raised questions in the past. After this remark of the Supreme Court, once again questions arose about in which cases they should be applied. After all, what is NSA and in what types of cases it can be invoked.
What is National Security Act (NSA)
National Security Act (NSA) which national security law (Rasuka) is also called. This law is meant to rein in people who obstruct national security. If the government feels that any person is obstructing the proper functioning of law and order, then he can be arrested under this law.
The National Security Act (NSA) came into existence on 23 September 1980 during the tenure of Indira Gandhi’s government. This law empowers the central and state government to detain a suspect. This law strengthens the security of the country. Under CPC 1973, the person against whom this order is issued can be arrested in any part of the country.
Under this law, a suspect can be detained for 10 days without framing of charges. The state government has to tell that he has been caught under the NSA. Under the National Security Act or Rasuka, it gives the right to detain such person for months so that the administration feels that there is a threat to law and order. Under the law, he can be extended for three months and arrest for three months if necessary.