Eve Teasing And The National Security Act

In the WTF news of the day, three men in Kanpur who were caught eve teasing a girl have been arrested under the National Security Act. Justifying the arrest, the police said:

They are threat to our society, hence imposing NSA is justified. [sic]

By that logic, anything that a policeman deems to be a “threat to our society” can be prosecuted under the National Security Act. Such as free speech, or similar moral depravity that threatens to tear apart the fabric of society. Anything goes when you have a draconian law that is open to interpretation.

The irony here is that there are regular laws under which the fellows could have been booked. Is the use of the NSA an admission that those other laws aren’t effective enough?

(link via email from Luv.)