Post Tagged with: "Indian Jails"

Wrongful detention or conviction: Victims’ compensation

Wrongful detention or conviction: Victims’ compensation

On March 03, 2021, The New Indian Express carried a news headline: ‘Falsely accused of rape, UP man freed after spending 20 years in jail’ – a very good news report indeed; he is free man finally. Then on March 06, 2021, Inquest News carried the following headline: ‘Surat court acquits 122 alleged SIMI members after 19 years of arrest’[Read More…]

by 30/03/2021 1 comment Human Rights
The Prison System Around The World Needs a Reform; It Has No Place in Democratic Nations in Current State

The Prison System Around The World Needs a Reform; It Has No Place in Democratic Nations in Current State

The debate about the prison system is nothing new. There are thousands of articles, studies and papers related to this particular subject. The central aim of this article is to continue the discussion on the questions like social basis of crime, failure of current system in place to deal with crime, and the long standing demand of a reformative prison[Read More…]

by 25/08/2020 1 comment Human Rights
33 Prisoners and 10 Staff of Odisha Jail Test Positive For COVID-19

33 Prisoners and 10 Staff of Odisha Jail Test Positive For COVID-19

To Shri Naveen Pattnaik, The Chief Minister, Odisha   SUB:    PRISONERS AND PRISON CONDITIONS IN ODISHA – AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CHIEF MINISTER   Sir, We, in Jan Adhikar Manch, Odisha, are deeply concerned that the Covid-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading in Odisha too. While reports in the mass media state that jail inmates are getting increasingly affected by[Read More…]

by 23/07/2020 Comments are Disabled India
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The Forgotten Child of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan

If you know Dr. Kafeel Khan then chances are, you have read the letter that he allegedly wrote to his family from Mathura district jail where he is currently locked up. He was slapped with the National Security Act after reportedly making an inciting speech during anti-CAA protests at the Aligarh Muslim University. Further, a case was registered against him[Read More…]

by 18/07/2020 1 comment Human Rights
The Incapacity Of Indian Jails

The Incapacity Of Indian Jails

I won’t be wrong if I comment that our Indian Jails have been a haven or a temporary home to many of the guilty, under trials and also to those, against whom the system has failed to prove the charges thereby spending their years of sorrow within the confines of darkness and doom. When prison population goes beyond its authorized[Read More…]