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By Sumedha Pal / The Wire

Recent data revealed by the Union home ministry in the Rajya Sabha showed that 97.5% of people arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act between 2016 and 2020 have been imprisoned for multiple years while waiting for trial.

In this interview, advocate Mihir Desai discusses the use of such draconian laws, the current processes around these laws and their implications on India’s democracy.

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