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Biometric NPR Makes Indians Worse Than Prisoners

  By Gopal Krishna To Shri Rajnath Singh Union Minister for Home Affairs Government of India New Delhi Subject-Biometric NPR makes Indians worse than prisoners, violates Citizenship Act, Census Act and constitutional rights Sir, This is with reference to the… Continue Reading →

India’s Abu Gharibs – Custodial Torture

The custodial torture and death in Wadala Police Station is the latest to draw attention to the endemic practice of police torture. Guest Post By Mansi Sharma, FOR the underprivileged in our country, police stations have become torture chambers. It would… Continue Reading →

#India – The rights of prisoners with disabilities

KALPANA KANNABIRAN The HinduIllustration: Deepak Harichandan Where prison facilities are not equipped to deal with the specific needs of persons with disabilities, arrest and detention in custody should be a measure of last resort We have a slew of cases… Continue Reading →

Prisoners can’t vote but detainees can: EC

TNN | Apr 3, 2014, 02.30 AM IST HYDERABAD: Prisoners, both convicts and under trials, in the country, cannot vote in the elections. This issue has been settled once again by the Election Commission of India (EC). But there is still confusion… Continue Reading →

Pakistan demands release of its prisoners from India

MATEEN HAIDER Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam.— File photo Published 2014-02-22 17:14:36  Following the death of a Pakistani prisoner in a prison in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has demanded of India to release on humanitarian grounds all such prisoners who… Continue Reading →

TISS students in solidarity with Prisoners on hunger strike

N SOLIDARITY WITH THE PRISON HUNGER STRIKERS   YOU ARE NOT ALONE!     Since January 26, 2014, close to 500 prisoners in the jails of Jharkhand, Nagpur and Odisha have been on hunger strike to highlight gaps in India’s… Continue Reading →

Prisons in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Odisha see a wave of hunger strikes

Aarefa Johari ·   Since January 26, close to 500 prisoners in the jails of Jharkhand, Nagpur and Odisha have been on hunger strikes to highlight gaps in India’s criminal justice system   On Monday, 169 prisoners in Maharashtra’s Nagpur Central Jail… Continue Reading →

NHRC notice to Karnataka DG Prisons on non-release of prisoners

  SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, The Hindu   The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices, returnable in 15 days, to the Director General of Prisons of Karnataka and the Gulbarga Central Jail Superintendent, seeking reports on the allegations of non-release… Continue Reading →

Today is Guantánamo’s 12th anniversary, and there’s no end in sight #torture

Out of 779 detainees, only seven have been convicted and sentenced. The US must end this costly disgrace Morris Davis theguardian.com, Wednesday 13 November 2013 12.45 GMT Twelve years ago, on 13 November 2001, President George W Bushsigned an order authorizing the… Continue Reading →

Sterilized behind bars – California was sterilizing its female prisoners as late as 2010 #Vaw #WTFnews

  California banned force sterilizations in 1979, but as recently as 2010, female inmates in the state were getting the procedure   Corey Johnson theguardian.com, Friday 8 November 2013 15.15 GMT   The Young Turks in conjunction with The Center for… Continue Reading →

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