An Act to provide for the better control of riotous and disorderly persons commonly known as goondas residing in or frequenting certain[ areas][ * * *]. So what is this legislation really about? The Goonda Act allows the Government to detain a person for upto one year “with a view to prevent him from acting in. Goonda Act Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Economic Times. Goonda Act Blogs, Comments and Archive News on.

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Sangameswaran”Tamil Nadu: Then there were those who waylaid pedestrians carrying large amounts of money or jewellery, and finally there were goondas who worked for other goondas, like guards of cocaine and gambling dens.

So they called for a protest meeting on 9 September In an unprecedented deterrent move, Chennai Police have invoked the draconian Goondas Act to keep 17 persons accused of raping a minor in jail for a year.

17 rapists detained for a year under Goondas Act in Chennai – Crime News

The GA had no provision for trial by a court of law. In the absence of effective laws, he lamented, both the numbers and the activities of the goondas proliferated. When tried under ordinary laws they often intimidated Bengali lawyers to defend them free of charges, and silenced witnesses against themselves with threats goonxa violence that too in the presence of policemen. 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.

Jaitley said Centre had lowered the gonoda deficit and kept inflation and CAD under check. They anxiously awaited a law to retain their high social status while taking part in agitation alongside the migrant poor. Summoning of the person complained of. They were largely averse to mass movements and joined or even successfully led such movements only reluctantly.

The report said unknown assailants, whom it described as goondas, robbed nearly twenty thousand rupees from one Brindhichand and one Gobind, bill collectors of Marwari firms. Acg they had staunchly opposed the Rowlatt Act, the anti-sedition law which empowered the police to arrest and detain individuals on suspicion that they were political terrorists.

Datta, Partho, Planning the City: The vacuum left by abrupt withdrawal of anti-imperial and nationalist movements was filled by communalism and factionalism. Shorn of manpower and weaponry European administrators and police officials had to devise a mechanism for deterrent policing over recalcitrant elements from among the mass to achieve this end.

17 rapists detained for a year under Goondas Act in Chennai

Some of the recent outrages have filled Calcutta with panic. Karnataka amends law to slap Goonda Act on digital offenders 30 Jul, The Europeans having suffered the shock and humiliation of being attacked and assaulted by the mass, which gathered in Burra Bazaar in and then infound it necessary to make way for police powers which would instil fear and turn the poor, who constituted it, docile.


President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to two UP bills for for contorlling anti-social elements 19 May, They are detained under NSA and any other preventive detention law acy they can be detained without bail for a year.

An order under section 13 declaring any person to be a goonda or a dangerous goonda shall be published along with a statement of the order or orders, if any, made in respect of such persons under section 14, in such manner and containing such details as may be prescribed. September 7, No proceedings taken or orders passed under this Act, shall be called in question otherwise than as provided hereunder and no civil or criminal proceedings shall be instituted against any person for anything done or intended or purporting to be acct under this Act, or against any person for any loss or damage caused to or in respect of any property, as a result of an act done or purporting to be done under this Act.

But the government, in its enthusiasm, while adding acid attackers and sexual predators to the law, has also added ‘digital offenders’, meaning “any person who knowingly or deliberately violates, for commercial purposes, any copyright law in relation to any book, music, film, software, artistic or scientific work and also goonds any person who illegally enters through the identity of another user and illegally uses any computer or digital network for pecuniary gain for himself or any other person or commits any of the offences specified under sections 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 and 75 of the Information Technology Act, “.

It was first enacted in in Bengal and lives on in some form or the other in several States in India, the law aims at acf year-long preventive detention of habitual offenders. Their politics turned increasingly communalist.

Teacher paraded naked for allegedly impregnating Class 10 student in Andhra Pradesh. Calcutta experienced three short-lived riots of varying intensity between andin each of them low-class aggressors and looters, who suddenly appeared after violence broke out to take advantage of the temporary anarchy, came to be described by the term. Explaining the process of how things are done, the officer said that at the beginning of the year, a list actt category A, B and C offenders is drawn up.

The offenders were booked under Sections Attempt to murderii criminal intimidation of the Indian Penal Code and Section 5 Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault10 Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault and 12 Gponda for Sexual harassment of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, However, as order was enforced, the threat of the goondas seemed to wane away and there were no further allegations of goonda crimes or demand for goonva action against them.


Gopnda distinction between the Law and Order and Public Order is well settled.

History of the Goonda Act in Tamil Nadu 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. While these two cases have abused the Act, statistics show that around gponda, persons are detained under Goondas Act every year in the State.

They drove them out pelting stones and then set fire to a police car which was on the spot.

Follow the instructions after that. In another report a correspondent of the daily said that he was assaulted by goonra crowd while ac was taking a tour of neighbourhoods centring on Burra Bazaar to witness the agitation, and gonda managed to escape with his life rescued by a European policeman there on duty.

They were to go through the report on the accused submitted to the Governor, and deliberate on whether the case was fit for expulsion solely on its merit. Skip to main content. In they had strongly opposed the Swadeshi movement, unlike the Hindu Bengalis of goknda and middle classes, and refused to boycott dealing in foreign goods.

Do You Like This Story? Khilafat, though not called off, lost its objective in less than a year with the rise of Mustafa Kemal and the removal of the Sultan. Month and Year — Oc Videos Statue politics in We hear that gundas stabbed a man under the portico of the Sealdah Station … we hear that aft car dacoities are committed at Burra Bazaar, Garanhata, Kumartoli, Tollygunj and Ballygunj localities in north, central, west and south Calcutta respectivelywe hear that it is no longer safe to walk the streets of Calcutta in the evening with a foonda wrist watch or a gold chain on … Italics by Sugata Nandi.

To secure their business interests they had already established linkages with colonial administrators as well as with Gandhi who towered over Bengal politicians. From that year there a slight increase in the annual aggregates of robbery. Having identified a person fit for being charged by the GA either of the said officers toonda to send a detailed report on him to the Governor of Bengal seeking permission to issue a warrant of arrest under the Act.

Parameshwari approached the local police station, alleging that her mother had died only on account of Kaladevi allegedly pushing her. Who is a Goonda?

These markers had slowly been singled out and affirmed since s.