UAPA is against principles of law & justice. India has made a change to its anti-terrorism law, the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Such laws give the state wide authority to hold and jail people without charge and usually before any crime has been committed. They make it difficult for people to get bail and such laws give the police a sweeping power that makes corruption and tyranny easy. This law was in existence for almost a decade and thousands of people were arrested and jailed under it, most of them Muslims and DAlits.
Dalits and Muslims, particularly the highly qualified and young Muslims, are being prosecuted by exploiting the anti terrorism laws in India.The law had a conviction ratio of 1 per cent, meaning that 99 out of 100 people jailed under it were innocent and are meintioned in this publication by SARIM