Many legislative bodies have passed “Goonda Acts” (a colloquial name, due to the long titles) providing legal definitions of who constitutes a “goonda”. Some of . Jul 30, The Goonda Act has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving them an opportunity to explain their side of the story before the. An Act to provide for the better control of riotous and disorderly persons commonly known as goondas residing in or frequenting certain[ areas][ * * *].

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But the government reimburses only Rs 8, Its use must be restricted to crises. Ina Madras High Court bench ruled that even a single criminal case against a person is enough to detain him under the Goondas Act.

Gross misuse? No prior record but TN woman booked under Goondas Act

Practically, there is no legal remedy in these cases. President Pranab Mukherjee passes two laws for Karnataka as parting shot 6 Jul, Manasa Rao Follow manasarao Saturday, July 21, – He relied on the stringent measure to ensure that the accused persons will have to remain in prison for a year without bail. Some of these laws permit harsh treatment such as giving the police the power to shoot them on sight. National Entrepreneurship Awards 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.

The slapping of the Act also holds severe consequences for human rights in xct state. Enhanced punishments in some cases.

History of the Goonda Act in Tamil Goonads The Goonda Act has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving them an opportunity to explain their side of the story before the courts. Per Section 14, goondas may be required to post a bond, and may be restricted from entering gambling houses; dangerous goondas may have much broader restrictions placed on their freedom of movement, and per Section 18 also may have enhanced punishment imposed on goondws for future offences.

What is important is to not prolong the case.

In November last year, when the state police had slapped the Goondas Act on one Gagan Bothra for usury, the Madras High Court observed, “The detenue may have been indulging in usury. September 7, The Goondas Act which is a form of preventive detention infringes on human rights as well. She identified her perpetrators and told investigators from the city’s all women Aynavaram Police Station that they had threatened goondaa release a video of her if she complained.


Provided that when the Tribunal is satisfied that such action is necessary, it may, gooncas the very first instance or at any later stage of the enquiry, instead of issuing a summons or notice issue a warrant, non-bailable or bailable in such sum as may appear to it reasonable, for the arrest of the aforesaid person and his production before the Tribunal and may also issue such warrant if satisfied that the said person is hiding himself to evade service of the summons or if he does not appear in spite of the service of the summons.

He said it is generally the category A offenders who are detained and that most detainees are let off in months rather than a year. On receipt of a periodical report, or as the case may be, a recommendation, from the Probation Officer, the Tribunal may in the case of any goonda or dangerous goonda after such enquiry as it may deem necessary, direct- a that ggoondas be released from any bond for good behaviour furnished by him or on his account and gokndas any order of detention or of prohibition made in respect of him under section 14; or b that his name be removed from the list of goondas or dangerous goondas, as the case may be.

Section 13 2 additionally establishes the category of “dangerous goonda”, giving more than twenty further grounds on which a tribunal may declare a person to be a dangerous goonda, mostly related to violence, prostitution, and forgery, or offences committed by a person previously declared a goonda under the Act.

I, therefore, have no jurisdiction or power whatever to quash the order of detention. On first sight, there may seem like these people would have nothing in common but they do.

Bar of Civil or Criminal Proceedings. They believe that they are only doing their job.

For the film, see Goonda film. But the use of the Act is extended so much that now it has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving him an opportunity to explain his side of the story before the courts. Never in their wildest imagination would the drafters of the law have realised that it would be used in the context of activities in the digital and mobile ecosystem!

This means on an average seven to eight persons are detained every day. This gooondas is about the term in general. Retrieved from ” https: However, it is unlikely to be heard as no lawyer will argue their goondsa, according to the Chennai High Court Advocate Association President Mohana Krishnan.


They are detained under NSA and any other preventive detention law where they can be detained without bail for a year. The racket, mostly catering to Sri Lankan Goindas seeking to fly abroad, had the involvement of travel agents, personnel from the intelligence wing and postal department. A man who sold pirated CDs of a few movies. The Kerala Anti-Social Activities Prevention Act Act 34 ofSection 2 jstates ” goonda means a person who indulges in any anti-social activity or promotes or abets any illegal activity which are harmful for the maintenance of the public order directly or indirectly and includes a bootlegger, a counterfeiter, a depredator of environment, a digital data and copy right pirate, a drug offender, a hawala racketeer, a hired ruffian, rowdy, an immoral traffic offender, a loan shark or a property grabber”.

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Pathalgadi a naxal act to spread anarchy: Parameshwari approached the local police station, alleging that her mother had died only on account of Kaladevi allegedly pushing her. The record of the proceedings held by the Tribunal or any portion thereof for which the person laying the information or conducting the prosecution before the Tribunal, has claimed privilege before the Tribunal or which he has requested for being kept a secret shall not be available for inspection by any one during the enquiry before the Tribunal or any revision proceedings before the 15 [ High Court Division] hearing the revision, or after the disposal of the case, and such records shall after the disposal of the enquiries be kept in such custody as the Government may prescribe.

When the accused were produced at a mahila court in Chennai, on July 17, a group of lawyers assaulted them in disgust.

Who is a Goonda? History of the Goonda Act in Tamil Nadu- The New Indian Express

For infraction of mere law and order, the invocation of detention law has been held to be impermissible. Home States Tamil Nadu. Women’s Wall in Kerala: Booking is simple but providing proof and getting conviction is a challenge. Skip to main content. Subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 5. A year-old journalism student qct was distributing pamphlets against oil extraction projects. A pro-Eelam activist who organised a candlelight vigil.