Authors: Hardika, Manas Ahuja, Shivansh Srivastava; Students at Symbiosis Law School, Noida
In India, the National Security Act (NSA) was enacted in 1980, with the objective of providing the government with additional powers to maintain national security and public order. The act was originally intended to be used only in exceptional circumstances and for a limited period of time . However, the act has been widely used by successive governments to detain individuals without trial and to curb civil liberties. There are many instances where it has been actually used for protecting national security and public order. Thereby, this article would provide different dimensions and cases where the act has been used and the purpose behind implementing act.
Before, directly proceeding to the implementations, the article will provide some basic history and information of this act.