Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: jails

Jails full, J&K Police struggle to execute arrest warrants under draconian PSA

Over 500 people being held under PSA in J&K, of which 150 were arrested in March-April alone. PSA allows detention without trial for up to 2 years — subject to a review every 6 months

SC to implement system for safe digital transmission of bail orders to jails

Court seeks to speed the process of releasing prisoners and has directed secretary-general of the apex court to submit a proposal on the scheme which can be implemented in a month.

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.

As Covid cases rise in jails, experts say health should have been primary criteria for interim bail

On 23 March, the Supreme Court had directed states to decongest prisons via interim bail but arbitrary exclusions and absolute discretion by committees have hindered the process.

Supreme Court takes suo moto cognisance of overcrowded prisons in wake of coronavirus

A notice was issued to Director General, Prison and chief secretary of all states and UTs seeking their response on steps taken to prevent spread of coronavirus in prisons.

Packed like sardines, kept like animals: Gorakhpur ‘hero’ latest victim of crowded jails

Kafeel Khan alleged he was one of 150 prisoners lodged in a barracks meant for 50. But he’s not alone; overcrowded jails are a perennial problem in India.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses a Vijayadashami function in Nagpur Wednesday | PTI

Mohan Bhagwat’s caution on population ‘imbalance’ must go beyond statistics, vote-bank politics

The RSS chief has highlighted the need for consensus on population control and to consider Uniform Civil Code as a contributory aspect of achieving population balance.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


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.