Kerala Police Act

CPM admits to lapses in drafting amendment to Kerala Police Act

It was a collective decision, not any individual leader’s fault, says the LDF convener

published on : 28th November 2020

Police Act: Withdrawal ordinance gets assent from Governor

On Saturday, the Governor had signed the amendment ordinance which inserted Section 118A in the Police Act.

published on : 26th November 2020

Decision to amend Police Act a lapse, admits MA Baby

Senior  CPM leader M A Baby has openly criticised the decision to amend the Kerala Police Act.

published on : 25th November 2020

Left govts never gagged media: Pinarayi Vijayan

In an apparent reference to widespread criticism against the Kerala Police (Amendment) Ordinance, an emotional Pinarayi Chief Minister Vijayan said Left governments have never tried to gag media.

published on : 25th November 2020

Kerala govt to withdraw controversial Police Act amendment after widespread criticism

The cabinet meet on Tuesday decided to bring in a repeal ordinance to withdraw the amendment. Once the Governor signs it, the amendment will not be in force.

published on : 24th November 2020

Kerala Police Act amendment: DGP asks cops not to take action on cyber attack complaints

The DGP said the police should not take immediate action on such complaints after the state government put the amendment on hold in the wake of widespread criticism from various quarters

published on : 24th November 2020

Review pointless, drop Kerala GAG law

The Left Front government claimed it was bringing in a much-needed legal provision to deal with the rising number of social media crimes, especially  against women and children.

published on : 24th November 2020

After coming under fire, Kerala govt not to implement controversial Police Act amendment

After the amendment was brought in, people from different walks of life, including those who support the Left front and those who stand up for democratic values, expressed concern

published on : 23rd November 2020

Kerala Police Act: Slew of petitions filed in High Court challenging Constitutional validity of amendment

Section 118A of the Act provides punishment for making, expressing, publishing or disseminating any matter which is threatening, abusive, humiliating or defamatory.

published on : 23rd November 2020

'Kerala Police Act Amendment is an attack on free speech'

Terming Kerala Police Ordinance draconian, the opposition parties and activists want it to be withdrawn immediately.

published on : 23rd November 2020

‘Section 118A will not stand court scrutiny’

However, the new amendment to the Kerala Police Act which has become law, alters the scenario altogether.

published on : 23rd November 2020

'Kerala Police Act will not be used against freedom of speech', clarifies CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan said that 'the use of personal likes or dislikes, political or non political interests to settle scores arising out of revenge cannot be allowed'.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Chidambaram expresses dismay over Kerala law seeking to punish offensive posts on social media

This comes after the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan signed the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance on Saturday to curb growing attacks on social media against women and children.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Amid Opposition outcry, Kerala Governor signs controversial Police Act amendment ordinance

The Governor, who had come back to the official residence recently after recovering from the COVID-19, signed the ordinance which had triggered widespread row in the southern state.

published on : 21st November 2020

State to amend Kerala Police Act

Following the spurt in cyber attacks and criminal activities through social media, especially against women, the government has decided to amend the Kerala Police Act.

published on : 22nd October 2020