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Is India using its anti-terrorism law as a weapon to quell political dissent?

FOCUS INDE LOI ANTITERRORISTE
FOCUS INDE LOI ANTITERRORISTE © f24
By: Thomas DENIS | Adil BHAT | Sohail KHAN
6 min

In India, the pandemic and the coronavirus lockdown have been accompanied by an unprecedented wave of arrests. Police have made it a habit to book any opponents of India's increasingly authoritarian government under a terrorism prevention act. This draconian law allows the state to imprison any individual suspected of terrorism without a trial. As FRANCE 24’s correspondents report, the Indian state is sending a clear message to its critics to stay in line.

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