Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicIndian prisoners

Topic: Indian prisoners

No skills, no jobs, just stigma—What do Indian prisoners do after they get out?

Despite serving time, ex-convicts struggle with rehabilitation. Here’s how we can change that

Jai Bhim is a ‘reality show’ about caste. It deserves a place in school curriculums

Jai Bhim should also be shown in police training cells to educate officers about the consequences of physically and mentally torturing the prisoners.

Irregular meetings with mom, bullying: Grim findings of NCPCR survey on women prisoners’ kids

Survey was conducted across eight jails & 15 childcare institutions in Bihar, Maharashtra, UP, Andhra. Visits to prisons & childcare institutions were made between August 2019 & January 2020.

How chanting Ram and Bhagavad Gita gifted by a Sufi dacoit helped a Chambal bandit in prison

In ‘The Punished’, Jahnavi Misra explores nineteen stories of men and women facing death row in India, and how they navigate the justice system.

New book reveals the complex lives of death row inmates and their families

Published by HarperCollins, ‘The Punished’ by Jahnavi Misra will be released on 4 February on ThePrint's SoftCover.

Prisoner-staff violence common in Delhi jails. Govt and courts are unable to stop it

National data shows that clashes are a recurring feature of Delhi's prisons. But the institutional approach has failed to engage the prisoners and staff in the reform process.

Delhi has 75% more prisoners than capacity, 69% of all prisoners in India are undertrials

According to a CHRI analysis of NCRB prisons data, India’s overall jail occupancy rate is 118.5%. In 8 states & UTs, this figure is over 150%.

611 prisoners released on Gandhi Jayanti under special remission plan

The Centre had in 2018 decided to release more than 2,000 prisoners of a special category in phases under the remission plan. So far, 2,035 have been released.

Pakistan releases 30 Indian prisoners on humanitarian grounds to mark Independence Day

Over 470 Indians are detained in Pakistani jails, according to report submitted to Pakistan's Supreme Court in July.

More than 7,000 Indians held in jails abroad, most in Gulf prisons

UAE has the most number of captives at 1,690 out of a total of 7,737 Indian prisoners, V.K. Singh tells Lok Sabha.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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