The Anti-Hijacking Act,1982
(65 OF 1982)
An Act to give effect to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful seizure of Aircraft and for matters connected therewith. WHEREAS a Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft was, on the 16th day of December,1970, signed at The Hague;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that India should accede to the said Convention and make previsions for giving effect thereto and for matters connected therewith;
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirtythird Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. Short title, extent, application and commencement
(1) The Act may be called the Anti Hijacking Act,1982.
(2) It extends to the whole of India and, save as otherwise provided in this Act, it applies also to any offence thereunder committed outside India by any person.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.