"under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act."

The Maintenance of Internal Security Act was passed in 1971. It gave Indian law enforcement agencies the power to detain individuals and seize property without a warrant.

The law was controversial because of its disregard for civil liberties. It was overturned in 1977 by the Janata Party, but a report by Amnesty International found that many people were still unlawfully imprisoned in 1978.