1. Unlawful Activities Prevention Act:
The Policy Debate will center around the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, which empowers law enforcement agencies to combat activities that threaten the sovereignty and integrity of India. Participants will discuss the provisions of this act, its impact on national security, and the balance between security concerns and individual rights. The effectiveness and potential concerns regarding the implementation of this act will also be explored.
2. Armed Forces Special Powers Act:
Another important aspect of this theme is the discussion on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The Policy Debate will examine the provisions and implications of this act, which grants special powers to the armed forces in areas declared as "disturbed." Participants will analyze the impact of this act on human rights, civil liberties, and the challenges associated with maintaining law and order in conflict-affected regions.