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Jharkhand  /  Published 13.09.20

Mayanmarese national flees Hazaribagh jail

On the instructions of inspector-general (prison), a detention centre for illegal migrants declared foreigners by court was set up in January, and Abdulla was lodged there along with his associates an...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

India  /  Published 10.08.20

Probe plea in Ugandan prisoner death

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an NGO, on Monday sought an independent inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of a Ugandan woman in Tihar jail. Jesca Sarah Kafeeco, 43, died ...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 22.07.20

Plea for Assam jail Covid action report

The Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has directed Dispur to furnish an action taken report on a July 9 complaint lodged by leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, highlighting the plight of jai...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.20

Penned in: overcrowded jails

Overcrowded prisons are ideal for the spread of the novel coronavirus, and United Nations agencies have been sounding the alarm since early April. One of the UN’s requests was the release of pol...
By The Editorial Board in

Sports  /  Published 07.09.19

Shatranj ke Khilaris: Jail inmates find solace in 64 squares

A young girl had been subjected to 10 years of imprisonment for possession of heroin. When the world around the 18-year-old seemed to be crumbling, she found some hope and light at the end of the tunn...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.20

Fresh list of inmates eligible for parole, bail in WB

Kolkata, Apr 8 (PTI) The correctional services department in West Bengal has prepared a fresh list of 850 inmates eligible for parole and bail, as part of measures to prevent crowding in jails amid th...
By PTI in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.19

Police immunity can hurt civil liberties

While there are a plethora of laws in the country for crimes committed by the citizens, when it comes to the culpability of the police, there are very limited ways in which the police can be held acco...
By Mustafa Haji in

India  /  Published 20.02.19

Pak man killed in Jaipur prison brawl: Officials

A Pakistani national lodged in the central jail in Jaipur was allegedly killed on Wednesday in a brawl with other prisoners.'A Pakistani prisoner was allegedly murdered today in the central jail. The ...
By PTI in Jaipur

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.18

Wrongful detention in China

Last week, a 50-year-old man on crutches walked out of court a free man after 23 years. It had taken three retrials for Jin Zhehong’s innocence to be established. Meanwhile, his wife had remarried. ...
By Neha Sahay in

India  /  Published 16.02.19

20-year jail for Kerala priest for rape

A Kerala court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic clergyman to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor, who gave birth two years ago, in a case that took several shocking turns. A criminal ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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