The National Security Act has been slapped on Dr Kafeel Khan over allegations of delivering an inflammatory speech at a demonstration against the Citizenship Amendment Act held in Aligarh Muslim University. A case was lodged against him, and he was arrested from Mumbai on January 29. But was granted bail on Monday. Even after four days of getting bail, he continued to languish in Mathura Jail.
Significantly, on December 12, 2019 Dr. Kafeel gave a provocative speech against CAA at Aligarh Muslim University, in which a video of inciting religious sentiments was also revealed. After which Dr. Kafeel was acted upon by the Aligarh administration. After the provocative speech, Dr. Kafeel was arrested from Mumbai airport by STF. After which he was brought to Aligarh. But in view of the tension in AMU, Dr. Kafeel was shifted to Mathura District Prison on 31 January. Late night, the release of Dr. Kafeel was ordered by the Mathura District Prison, but due to being late at night, he was not released from jail.
What is National Security law
National Security Act-1980 gives power to the government to keep a person in custody for the security of the country. Both the central and state government have got these rights equally. By applying security any person can be kept in jail for one year. However, to be kept in jail for more than three months, the approval of the Advisory Board has to be taken. National Security can be imposed based on the threat to the security of the nation and the possibility of deteriorating law and order.