Manipur Tops in UAPA Cases

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According to latest National Crime Records Bureau data, Manipur tops and accounts for a 60 per cent of cases registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

During 2015, the country recorded 894 UAPA cases of which 544 were from Manipur.

Assam recorded the second highest number, with 103 cases, followed by Jammu and Kashmir where just 59 cases were registered.

Other Facts:

The seven States of the northeast account for about 42 per cent of the total ‘offences against State’ registered in the country in 2015.

Across the country, 147 cases were registered in 2015 of which 63 are from the seven northeast States.

While Assam recorded the highest number of 22 cases under Sections 121, 121A, 122, 123, 124-A of the Indian Penal Code), Meghalaya recorded 20 cases in these sections.

Over the same year, Nagaland registered eight cases, Mizoram seven, Manipur four, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura one case.

Among the other States with cases under these sections — classified as ‘offences against the state’ — in the double digits are Bihar with 17 cases, while Jammu and Kashmir has recorded 16.