Ban without basis

Print edition : May 30, 2014

Bomb disposal experts at the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad on February 11, 2013, after jail officials discovered a tunnel inside the prison. The government linked the jailbreak attempt to SIMI even though there was no evidence to suggest it was involved. Photo: PTI

June 7, 2002: Students in Srinagar demonstrate against the ban on SIMI. Photo: PTI

The continuation of the ban on SIMI raises questions about the functioning of the tribunal set up under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the nature of the evidence brought before it to justify the extension of the ban.
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