Thursday, June 20, 2024

Topic: Under-trial

Lawyer for justice: Son of Muslim leader undertrial for 2 decades takes up the fight

Salahudeen Ayyoobi was 10 months old when his father and Peoples Democratic Party chairman Abdul Nasir Maudany got arrested and sent to Coimbatore central jail in 1998.

Over 30% of detainees in Indian prisons are Muslims: Data

In 2021, over 30% of all detenues in Indian prisons were Muslims, according to Prison Statistics of India. The Muslim community’s share in the population is only 14.2% as of 2011.

“Hasty arrests, prolonged incarceration of undertrials need urgent attention,” says CJI

Speaking at an event in Jaipur in the presence of Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju and senior judges of the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of India N V Ramana expressed concern over the high ratio of undertrial prisoners and said the “process is the punishment.”

“Terrorist” branded on back by cop, Punjab undertrial prisoner faces horrific torture

Karamjit Singh, a 28-year-old undertrial prisoner in Punjab's Barnala district has accused the jail superintendent Balbir Singh of horrific custodial torture and branding the word 'aatankwadi', or terrorist, on his back.

Delhi: Court grants bail to Muslim man after 12 years of undertrial imprisonment in UAPA case

Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Mohd. Hakim who has spent more than 12 years as an undertrial in the 2008 Delhi serial blasts case, saying that the courts must not attend to constitutional rights only after they are dead.

One in three people globally imprisoned without trial: Report

One in three prisoners around the world is being held without having stood trial or been found guilty by any court, according to a new study published on Friday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).