An Act to provide for the better control of riotous and disorderly persons commonly known as goondas residing in or frequenting certain[ areas][ * * *]. So what is this legislation really about? The Goonda Act allows the Government to detain a person for upto one year “with a view to prevent him from acting in. Goonda Act Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. Goonda Act Blogs, Comments and Archive News on.

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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.

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Each of these acts similarly empowered city police from forces to evict individuals on suspicion. In the wake of growing outrage over a recent spurt in sexual assault cases, Karnataka government today decided to strengthen the Goonda Act to book rape accused under it and to set up 10 more fast track courts.

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.


Datta9 and Here’s looking back at all the commotion surrounding statues this year. Urbanization and Reform in Calcutta c.

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

Women’s Wall in Kerala: The goondas are now collecting pistols and cartridges by throwing dust into the eyes of the police. The ambit and the number of persons detained under the Goondas Act gponda increased phenomenally in recent years.

A pro-Eelam activist who organised a candlelight vigil. It is unfortunate in a democratic country. It implied that the social markers of goonda had already been fixed by then, by those who demanded immediate stern action gooonda him.


Their quest for higher social status found a new opportunity as Gandhi-led mass goonva drew support from among groups which till then were outside the goondda of politics.

The first agitation took place in April against the Rowlatt Act. The BJP is exploiting the situation with an eye on upcoming elections: The police then served an order of externment, i.

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.

Das pointed out that the goondas would easily escape harsh punishment they deserved if they were equated with habitual criminals which meant that neither a series of non-bailable offences nor an offence of criminal intimidation leading to breach of the peace were more serious than the voonda of a goonda. Are the Meghalaya miners victims of India’s regional bias? The bhadralok sections tried hard to retain their elite status in politics and were divided into several bickering factions. Member access Login Password Log in Cancel.


At Garden Reach, an industrial area to the south the city a large crowd of Muslim labourers fought pitched battles with the military braving their firepower. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. They may charge you for espionage but they cannot detain you for months on end. Article 22 should be deleted from the Constitution altogether.

Have you read these stories? Then there were those who waylaid pedestrians carrying large amounts of money or jewellery, and finally there were goondas cat worked for other goondas, like guards of cocaine and gambling dens. When he the durwan came near the Medical College Hospital he was accosted by two men apparently goondas, armed with lathis i. Effect of other law and enactments.

A peer-reviewed journal promoting historical research on penal institutions, the police, criminal justice systems, punishments and crime Publisher: Five of them were settled in Calcutta for fifteen to twenty years.

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He is not expected to commit any offence against person and property. On the day of the meeting a crowd of poor Muslims clashed with a posse of policemen and a riot goondw out as a durwan guarding a mansion of a Marwari businessman fired a shot at the crowd.