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. File photo. The ambit and the number of persons detained under the Goondas Act have increased phenomenally in recent years. A pro-Eelam activist who organised a candlelight vigil. A man who sold pirated CDs of a few movies.
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Control Of Goondas Act, U. Control Of Goondas Act, 1. Short title and extent. Externment, etc. Permission to return temporarily. Extension of period of order. Recognizance for certain purposes. Nature of evidence. Rescission of Order. Punishment for contravention of orders under Sections 3 to 6. Forcible removal of externed Goonda re-entering, etc. Cognizance of offence. Savings as to orders. Protection of action taken under the Act. Power to make rules. Repeal, U. Ordinance No.
Control Of Goondas Rules, 1. Short title and commencement. The U. Control Of Goondas Act, Act 1 of ]. Toggle navigation. Act No. Gazette, Extraordinay dated, 18th January, An Act to make special provisions for the control and suppression of Goondas with a view to the maintenance of public order.
It is hereby enacted in the Twenty-first year of the Republic of India as follows : 1. Excise Act, or the Public Gambling Act, or Section 25, Section 27 or Section 29 of the Arms Act, ; or iv is generally reputed to be a person who is desperate and dangerous to the community; or v has been habitually passing indecent remarks or teasing women or girls; or vi is a tout; Explanation.
Control of Goondas Ordinance, is hereby repealed.
Short title and local extent. Report by Commissioner of Police or District Magistrate. Issue of warrant on receipt of report. State Government to place report before advising Judges.
Who is a Goonda? History of the Goonda Act in Tamil Nadu
It is both a colloquial term and defined and used in laws, generally referred to as Goonda Acts. However, the first English-language appearance of "goonda" in British newspapers of the s, with the spelling "goondah" predates the use of "goon" to mean criminal, a semantic change which seems to go back only as far as the s comic strip character Alice the Goon. 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 these laws permit harsh treatment such as giving the police the power to shoot them on sight. Bangladesh 's Control of Disorderly and Dangerous Persons Goondas Act East Bengal Act IV of , Section 13 1 , gives seven grounds under which a tribunal may declare a person to be a goonda and place him on the prescribed list of goondas: . 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. 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 them for future offences.
Goondas Act, 1923
This story is from October 20, BENGALURU: The Karnataka high court has said that an order of detention of a person under the provisions of Karnataka Prevention of Dangerous activities of bootleggers, drug offenders, gamblers, goondas, immoral traffic offenders, slum-grabbers and video or audio pirates] Act, popularly known as Goonda Act, cannot be quashed for the reason that it does not mention the period of detention. In a recent verdict, a three judges, full bench comprising chief justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee, justice BV Nagarathna and justice Aravind Kumar gave this finding while answering a reference. The matter was referred to a larger bench owing to divergent verdicts given by different division benches of the court on the said issue. The court has also said that a second writ petition assailing the very same detention order based on fresh or new grounds that were not available when the first petition was filed is maintainable. The court has also held that the order passed by the state under section 3 1 of the Act and by the officer under section 3 2 of the act are mutually exclusive and distinct and the period specified under section 3 2 deals with delegation not detention. Under the Goonda Act, the maximum period of detention is twelve months from the date of detention when the detention order is confirmed by the Advisory Board under section 12 of the act and the state can revoke the said order if the Advisory Board opines that there are no sufficient cause for detention of the detenue or for other justifiable reasons, the court has further observed.