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THE UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) ACT, 1967

Title : THE UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES (PREVENTION) ACT, 1967

Year : 1967

[30th December, 1967.]

An Act to provide for the more effective prevention of certain unlawful activities of individuals and associations and for matters connected therewith.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Eighteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY



This Act may be called the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967.

1*[(2) It extends to the whole of India:

Provided that it shall come into force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.]

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1 Subs. by Act 24 of 1969, s. 2, for sub-section (2).

The Act comes into force in the State of Jammu and Kashmir on 1.9.1969, vide Notifn. No. G.S.R. 2098, dated 30.8.1969, Gazette of India, Exty., Part II, Sec. 3(i), page 615.

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "association" means any combination or body of individuals;

(b) "cession of a part of the territory of India" includes admission of the claim of any foreign country to any such part ;

(c) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(d) "secession of a part of the territory of India from the Union" includes the assertion of any claim to determine whether such part will remain a part of the territory of India ;

(e) "Tribunal" means the Tribunal constituted under section 5;

(f) "Unlawful activity", in relation to an individual or association, means any action taken by such individual or association (whether by committing an act or by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representation or otherwise),-intended to disrupt the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India ;

(g) "Unlawful association" means any association- 

(i) Which has for its object any unlawful activity, or which encourages or aids persons to undertake any unlawful activity, or of which the members undertake such activity; or

(ii) Which has for its object any activity which is punishable under section 153A or section 153B of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), or which encourages or aids persons to undertake any such activity, or of which the members undertake any such activity:

Provided that nothing contained in sub-clause (ii) shall apply to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.]

(i) Which is intended, or supports any claim, to bring about, on any ground whatsoever, the cession of a part of the territory of India or the secession of a part of the territory of India from the Union, or which incites any individual or group of individuals to bring about such cession or secession;

(ii) Which disclaims, questions, disrupts or is


2A. Construction of reference to laws not in force in Jammu and Kashmir Any reference in this Act to a law which is not in force in the "State of Jammu and Kashmir” shall, in relation to that State, be construed as a reference to the corresponding law, if any, in force in that State.

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