Monday, 16 May, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Conspiracy being hatched to kill me, says Imran Khan

For US, Pakistan’s become too hot to handle. A raging Imran Khan is only making it worse

Pakistan needs the US. But there is the question of what Washington thinks Islamabad can deliver in its current state. In Pakistan, even China has burnt its fingers.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

Defence

File photo of Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif speaking in the National Assembly | ANI

India expects ‘nothing dramatic’ from new Pakistan govt, ‘terror must stop for normalisation’

With Shehbaz Sharif government in power now, there's speculation that ties between India and Pakistan, which worsened after Balakot air strike, could see major improvement.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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