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Snapshot of the day
November 16, 2023
Granting bail to a man booked under the Unlawful Prevention of Activities Act (UAPA), the Punjab & Haryana High Court observed that bail cannot be denied if there is no prima facie case, even if the allegation levelled by the agencies are serious. It’s an important reminder to a judiciary which seems to have forgotten that bail is a right.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has discussed Khalistani activities in the UK with new Home Secretary James Cleverly and National Security Adviser Tim Barrow, but he has denied pressuring new Foreign Secretary David Cameron for information about Khalistani activists who had vandalised the Indian High Commission in London during protests on March 19, as the Guardian had reported. In a separate interaction, Jaishankar said that India should be thanked for dampening global inflation by buying Russian oil.
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