Tag Archives: NDPS

Parliament passes the NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2014: many gains; some losses

The Lawyers Collective welcomes the passage of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (“NDPS”) by Parliament late last week. The amendments make important, path breaking changes for medical access to narcotic drugs by removing barriers that date

Say NO to death for drugs

Opinion » Op-Ed February 23, 2012 Say NO to death for drugs Anand Grover and Rick Lines When Paramjit Singh was sentenced to death for drug trafficking last month, he joined two other accused narcotics offenders on India’s death row

NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2011

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 is the central law on control, regulation and prohibition of narcotic and psychotropic drugs in India.  The Act was last amended in 2001, to rationalize punishment and adopt a sentencing structure

Advocacy Materials

Fact sheet on the NDPS Act- Read Here 


Court admits plea for scientific and human rights standards for drug dependence treatment   22nd April 2009, Chandigarh: SHARAN, an NGO working with people who use drugs, approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for protection of rights of persons

Law & Policy

Intervention Application filed and admitted before the Supreme Court in the NDPS Section 64 A Matter   Press Release Towards a Health and Human Rights Approach to Drugs, 30th June, 2011.   National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances  

Death Penalty

Bombay High Court overturns mandatory death penalty for drug offences; first in the world to do so- 16 June 2011, Mumbai: In an unprecedented decision, the Bombay High Court struck down the mandatory death penalty for drug offences, becoming the

Drug Use

Background India is one of the largest opium producers in the world and has witnessed a long-standing practice of traditional and cultural use of opium and cannabis for medicinal, religious and recreational purposes. State regulation and community tolerance of drugs