Many legislative bodies have passed “Goonda Acts” (a colloquial name, due to the long titles) providing legal definitions of who constitutes a “goonda”. Some of . Jul 30, The Goonda Act has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving them an opportunity to explain their side of the story before the. An Act to provide for the better control of riotous and disorderly persons commonly known as goondas residing in or frequenting certain[ areas][ * * *].

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Offences cognizable and non-bailable. No amendments are possible here. President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to two UP bills for for contorlling anti-social elements 19 May, Therefore, when he applied for bail for his client, he was in for a shocker. While making declaration under section 13 the Tribunal may take such action, as it may deem fit, in one or more of the following ways: For example, the protests by Gandhi were on issues like demonetisation and other government policies.

Parameshwari approached the local police station, alleging that her mother had died only on account of Kaladevi allegedly pushing her. Agnivesh was assaulted in Pakur as he came out after addressing a press conference, where he attacked the BJP government.

BJP activists vandalise Tharoor’s office, ‘threaten to kill’ him 16 Jul, The Kerala Anti-Social Activities Prevention Act Act 34 ofSection 2 jstates ” goonda means a person who indulges in any anti-social activity or promotes or abets any illegal activity which are harmful for the maintenance of the public order directly or indirectly and includes a bootlegger, a counterfeiter, a depredator of environment, a digital data and copy right pirate, a drug offender, a hawala racketeer, a hired ruffian, rowdy, an immoral traffic offender, a loan shark or a property grabber”.

Historically, the Act has been associated with detaining those who show political dissent and we could probably see more people being booked under this law for political dissent. Madras HC While it was obligatory on the part of the govt to provide bare necessities like rice and other groceries to the needy and poor people, successive govt’s had extended such benefits to all people for political benefits.


The Goonda Act zct become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving them an opportunity to explain their side of the story before the courts. Tamil Nadu government to HC 3 Nov, Explaining the process of how things are done, the officer said that at the beginning of the year, a list of category A, B and C offenders is drawn up.


The law is gpondas dated one and needs a relook.

There gonodas also the question of how preventive detention laws provide very little room for legal recourse. The state must revisit these cases and not wantonly and casually use the provisions of the Act.

The court held that “the definition of a goonda laid down by the Act, which is of an inclusive character, indicated no tests for deciding whether the person fell within the first part of the definition”. Kaladevi and Parameshwari have long been at loggerheads over a three-foot pathway that runs adjacent to their house. Don’t need RBI’s reserves to meet fiscal deficit: One act of crime cannot attract such a provision.

The racket, mostly catering to Sri Lankan Tamils seeking to fly abroad, had the involvement of travel agents, personnel from the intelligence wing and postal department.

Meghalaya man held for killing, eating protected monkey species. But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. While these two cases have abused the Act, statistics show that around 3, persons are detained under Goondas Act every year in the State. On first sight, there may seem like these people would have nothing in common but they do. In an unprecedented deterrent move, Chennai Police have invoked the draconian Goondas Act to keep 17 persons accused of raping a minor in jail for a year.

A man who sold pirated CDs of a few movies. And that is only done by senior level officers and officials as responsibility is left to the person who is executing the detention. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Justice GR Swaminathan, who was listening to the matter at the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, was in disbelief, stating, “I am conscious of the fact that the detention order passed under Tamil Nadu Act 14 of can be quashed only in a regular writ proceeding instituted by a writ of Habeas Corpus petition and that it can be taken only by the Hon’ble Division Bench dealing with the Habeas Corpus petitions.

Under this law, the accused will not be eligible for bail unless the Madras High Court quashes their detention. I, therefore, have no jurisdiction or power whatever to quash the order of detention. Per Section 14, goondas may be required to post a bond, and may be restricted from entering gambling houses; dangerous goondas may have much broader restrictions placed on their freedom of movement, and per Section 18 also may have enhanced punishment imposed on them for future offences.


When Parameshwari’s mother Parvathy came to her daughter’s defence, Kaladevi allegedly pushed the elderly woman down. You won’t be able to gkondas WhatsApp on these devices in Women’s Wall in Kerala: Where two or more persons are associated together with regard to any matter covered by the allegations contained in the information respectively laid in respect of each, to an extent which in the opinion of the Tribunal justifies such a course, the enquiry into the matter with regard to which they are associated together may be conducted against all or any of them jointly, or against each of them separately, as the Tribunal shall think just.

The Goondas Act does not guarantee that. No prior record but TN woman booked under Goondas Act. A few hours later, Parvathy died in hospital.

Enhanced punishments in some goondax. Home States Tamil Nadu. The laws are meant for use and I have told the police to use them if needed and extern those who disturb communal harmony. It is both a colloquial term and defined and used in laws, generally referred to as Goonda Acts. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.

Control of Disorderly and Dangerous Persons (Goondas) Act, (East Bengal Act No. IV of ).

An order under section 13 declaring any person to be a goonda or a dangerous goonda shall be published along with a statement of the order or orders, if any, made goomdas respect of such persons under section 14, in such manner and containing such details as may be prescribed. Dec 31, InKalaidevi had filed a case against the then Sub Inspector her own relative and the Superintendant of Police attached to the same police station and district, calling for disciplinary action against the duo over a case that she felt was prematurely closed.

The sordid saga, involving 22 men that took place over seven months, came to light when the girl shared her plight with her elder sister.

Procedure where a person absconds or conceals himself.