disha wrote:chandrabhan wrote:
1. Nobody knew that NIA bill will be introduced
2. Nobody here has drawn out the salients of this bill
So a question for gurus here: If a media spreads fake news which gets circulated over whatsapp which causes riots leading to loss of life and damage to property, can that be called "cyber terrorism"?
Not commenting on you but on the bill. The bill is just ordinary - plain and simple. In fact it does not even come close to TADA.
In TADA, mere suspicion meant you could be arrested, held without bail, without trial for any period necessary as the authorities deemed necessary. Yakub Memon was arrested and awarded death penalty under TADA.
I can pick holes in the NIA act - why does not NIA act allow people to be held forthwith till the agency considers the person innocent. In today's world of near instant communication, anything less than instant authority to arrest and arraign, means you are working against time. E.g., videos of now prime accused (now dead) started circulating on Social Media weeks before Sri Lanka blasts. Why wasn't the person or associates arrested beforehand? Will this act provide adequate legal cover?
This act talks about converting current courts into special courts - well isn't the current judicial system so burdened that child sex offenders with multiple convictions are walking on streets and the National Capital @#$% case is still to be decided.. Should not NIA courts be set up across the country in next four - six months to take care of NIA cases?
Only thing this act does is - bring cyber security within its ambit that should have been included right from start.
Otherwise this act is very ordinary.