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Preamble – The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2004

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2004






[NO. 29 OF 2004]

[December 29, 2004]


An Act further to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-fifth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-


Prefatory Note-Statement of Objects and Reasons.-The Central Government has been concerned with the manner in which provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 were being grossly misused in the past two years. Accordingly, it was felt necessary to repeal the Act. Since Parliament was not in session, the Prevention of Terrorism (Repeal) Ordinance, 2004 was promulgated. The Prevention of Terrorism (Repeal) Bill, 2004 is separately being introduced in Parliament.


2. At the same time, the Government is also firm in its resolve not to compromise in the fight against terrorism which poses a serious threat to our national security and also at the global level. India has also been a front-runner in the global fight against terrorism and given certain commitments in this regard, particularly in terms of the United Nations Security Council Resolution, 1373, dated the 28th September, 2001. For this reason, such legal provisions, as are considered necessary to deal with various facets of terrorism, are proposed to be incorporated in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.


3. To give effect to the above objective, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Ordinance, 2004 was promulgated on 21-9-2004. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2004 seeks to replace the said Ordinance.




1. Received the assent of the President on December 29, 2004 and published in the Gazette of India, Extra., Part II, Section 1, dated 30th December, 2004, pp. 1-14, No. 43



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