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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On attaining the status of a fearsome goonda he would settle in Calcutta proper for atc. Enhanced punishments in some cases. Birla, Government of Bengal, Home depa However – the arrested person had the right to represent himself in writing or in person to the judges if he so wanted.

17 rapists detained for a year under Goondas Act in Chennai

We respect your thoughts and views! Citing instances of criminals he had known he said in his autobiography that a typical goonda was not a Bengali, he had no fear of the law, and often poked fun at the police after his arrest. Views Read Edit View history. Hence the police took to gathering information on those who it perceived to pose a threat in Burra Bazar and its immediate surroundings.

He fell down when the robbers got hold of the money and bolted in a taxi … He struck such terror among his victims adt other law-abiding people that the police found it difficult to find witnesses against him.

The information shall be signed by the officer concerned and shall briefly set out- a the practices with which the person complained of is charged; b instances, with details of time and place, of such practices; c a statement of any relevant general reputation in which the said person is held and any other ground on which the information is based; d names and other particulars of witnesses who will be produced to support the allegations contained in the information; and e whether the said person is sought to be declared a goonda or a dangerous goonda.


Gobind succumbed to his stab wounds and Brindhichand suffered facial paralysis as he was stabbed in the face.

Special issue 20th anniversary Vol. Women’s Wall in Kerala: The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has held in a catena of cases that the detention order can be passed only if there is a breach of public order. This article is about the term in general.

Being averse to and apprehensive of the mass the elitist Bengali bhadralok and elite Bengal Muslim politicians were anxious to retain their predominance and respectability in times of anti-imperialist movements and agitations. Home department, Political branch. They supported British imperialists for profit and later used a part of their wealth to establish themselves as a significant nationalist constituency led by Gandhi himself in Calcutta. These segments were — wealthy Hindi-speaking Hindu and Jain Marwari traders, upper and middle class Bengali bhadralokelite Bengal Muslim politicians, and Calcutta Europeans, officials and non-officials.

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Never in their wildest imagination would the drafters of the law have realised that it would be used in the context of activities in the digital and mobile ecosystem! No democracy in the world has such a provision. Hardgrove, Anne, Community and Public Culture: The Marwaris themselves are very largely responsible for this evil, some employing as many as of these men over whom there can be no efficient control… Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Policemen generally feared him for his superhuman physical prowess.


Humphries, Stephen, Hooligans or Rebels: It was hotly debated and ratified with the one amendment, which extended its jurisdiction beyond Calcutta to its industrial rim also known as the Presidency Area.

Yet, as the day of the Eid approached Marwaris went ahead with virulent anti-cow killing protests.

A Bengali physician, one D. 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. You cannot even seek bail. Some of the recent outrages have golnda Calcutta with panic. Shorn of manpower and weaponry European administrators and police goonra had to devise a mechanism for deterrent policing over recalcitrant elements from among the mass to achieve this end.

But the use of the Act is extended so much that now it has become a tool to put anyone in prison even without giving him an opportunity to explain his side of the story before the courts.

The law is a dated one and needs a relook.

Who is a Goonda? History of the Goonda Act in Tamil Nadu

The report said that the GD had been able to identify only three of them, but suspected that their number was definitely larger. Parameshwari approached the local police station, alleging that her mother had died only on account of Kaladevi allegedly pushing her. Section 13 2 additionally establishes the category of “dangerous goonda”, giving more than twenty further grounds on which a tribunal may declare a person to be a dangerous goonda, mostly related to violence, prostitution, and forgery, or offences committed by a person previously declared a goonda under the Act.