Oct 15, 2022
In today's edition of our Current Affairs, we will talk about a crucial topic i.e Interpol and Red Notice and also discuss its relevance to the UPSC CSE syllabus.
For Prelims: Interpol, Red Notice, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), National Central Bureau.
For Mains: The Interpol and Its Mandate, Is an RN a warrant of arrest
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Recently, Interpol has rejected India’s request for the second time to issue a Red Corner Notice against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, whom the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has listed as a “terrorist” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Explain the purpose of the International Criminal Police Organization and the notices issued by it.
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Apart from Red Notice, Interpol also has the following Notices:
Yellow Notice: To find or identify any missing persons. The notice assists to resolve cases of human trafficking.
Orange Notice: To alert countries of a serious and imminent threat to public safety about an event, a person, an object, or a process representing.
Green Notice: To alert countries about the criminal activities committed by a person, this notice is issued.
Blue Notice: This notice is used to get additional information about a person’s identity, location, or activities with respect to crimes.
Purple Notice: This notice is to seek knowledge on the modus operandi, objects, devices, and concealment methods used by criminals from the member country.
Black Notice: To seek information or unidentified bodies from a member country, this notice serves as a request.
The Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA):
The UAPA was first enacted in 1967 and amended in 2004.It was also amended in 2008 and 2013. It was passed to restrict any unlawful activity in the country.
The 2004 amendment was to ban organizations for terrorist activities, under which 34 outfits were banned and the number has gradually increased to 42.
News Source: The Indian Express
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