|"Many energy companies have invested in closed or repressive countries -- arguing that their investment would help develop the local economy and thereby improve the human rights situation. But in this case, Enron has invested in a democratic country -- and human rights abuses there have increased. Enron hasn't made things better for human rights; it has made things worse."||
Legal Restrictions Used to Suppress Opposition to the Dabhol Power Project
Table of Contents
V. Ratnagiri: Violations of Human Rights 1997
Appendix A: Correspondence Between Human Rights Watch and the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Appendix D: Correspondence Between the Government of India and the World Bank
The Code of Criminal Procedure
Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure allows the district magistrate or district collector to direct any person to abstain from a district for up to sixty days, if the official considers that such direction is likely to prevent, or tends to prevent obstruction, annoyance or injury to any person lawfully employed, or danger to human life, health or safety, or a disturbance of the public tranquility, ora riot, or an affray. 110 Section 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure allows the police to arrest any person for a period of up to twenty-four hours, without a warrant, if they know that a crime is about to be committed and that there is no other way to prevent the crime.111
110 Section 144(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. For a detailed analysis of this provision, see: The Code of Criminal Procedure, Justice M. Hidayatullah and S.P. Sathe, eds., (Nagpur: Wadhwa & Company, 1992), pp. 148-153.
111 Section 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure states: (1) A police officer knowing of a design to commit any cognizable offence may arrest, without orders from the Magistrate and without a warrant, the person so designing, if it appears to such officer that the commission of the offence cannot be otherwise prevented. (2) No person arrested under sub-section (1) shall be detained for a period exceeding twenty-four hours from the time of his arrest unless his further detention is required or authorised under any other provisions of this Code or of any other law for the time being in force.