NSA:- National Security Act
NSA stands for National Security Act and was promulgated by the Indian Parliament on 23 September 1980. The purpose of NSA is to provide for preventive detention in certain cases and for related matters. It acts to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The NSP contains 18 sections and it empowers and provokes the Central Government and State Governments to detain a person to prevent him or her from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of India, the relations of India with foreign countries, the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community. It empowers the governments to detain a foreigner in a view to regulate his presence or expel from the country. The act was passed by the Indira Gandhi Government in 1980. Before the enactment of National Security Act, the Defense of India Act of 1915 was amended to enable a state to detain a citizen preventively.