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Solitary confinement unconstitutional: UTHC

The Uttarakhand High Court ruled that keeping a convict in solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his or her constitutional and other rights is unconstitutional. “This practice to keep the convict in custodial segregation/solitary confinement before the exhaustion of his … Continue reading

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Guidelines for allowing visitors inside jails: Govt.

The Government of India issued guidelines for all the States to be followed scrupulously while allowing entry into the prison to any individual/ press/ NGOs or company, whether Indian or foreigner for the purposes of making documentaries, writing articles, interviewing … Continue reading

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Accused can’t be kept in custody for indefinite period: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that a person cannot be kept in jail  indefinitely when he has not been convicted. The Court emphasized on the  fundamental right of dignified life and the inherent principle of  criminal jurisprudence that … Continue reading

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Supreme Court formulates guidelines restricted to proceedings under the NDPS Act

Gaining a first-hand account about the state of trials in Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (“NDPS”) cases pending in all the States where the undertrial has been incarcerated for a period exceeding five, the Supreme Court of India formulated … Continue reading

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