Category Archives: Prison

Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal released from jail

21 November 2014 Narayan Sanyal, described by those familiar with his work as the “tallest Maoist leader” in the phase succeeding the Naxalbari agitation, was released on bail from the Hazaribagh jail on Thursday after being jailed for about nine

My book is a form of protest: Arun Ferreira

5 October 2014 By Kareena Gilani Colours Of The Cage is an unsparing account of the nearly five years activist Arun Ferreira lost forever in Nagpur Central Jail after being accused of being a Naxalite. In May 2007, Ferreira was

SC orders release of undertrial prisoners languishing in jails

7 September 2014 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered release of all undertrial prisoners who have spent half of the maximum sentence prescribed for the offences they are charged with, bringing much needed relief to poor people who

Prisoner ends hunger strike after a week in Kolkata

25 July 2014   After fasting for more than a week to get a writ petition filed in Calcutta High Court, alleged Maoist leader Anup Roy ended his hunger strike at Presidency Correctional Centre here on Tuesday, confirmed prison superintendent

Arbitrary Detention in Asia

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), have documented numerous arbitrary detentions throughout the Asian region in the year preceding the 13th session of the Human Rights Council. Cases, notably from

Lajpat Nagar blast case on for 13 years, accused seek speedy trial

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) More than 13 years have passed but the ten accused in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar blast of 1996 are still waiting for justice and have now written letters to the home ministry and the Chief Justice

34 Burmese in Indian jail

Mae Sot (Mizzima) – As the statements of 34 Arakanese and Karen rebels were finally submitted to a Kolkata court on September 17, Burmese pro-democracy groups continue to proclaim the defendants innocence amid questions as to where they will be

Kobad Ghandy was not resposible for violence, says Sunil Shabhag

MUMBAI: Extremely intense and committed to the cause, Kobad Ghandy —described as a Maoist leader by the Delhi police who arrested him last Sunday — returned to India to work among the downtrodden unlike many of his contemporaries who chose

Day of Political Prisoners

NAGPUR: Though their numbers are not clear, it is learnt that some jail inmates went on a one-day hunger strike on Sunday which was also observed as the ‘day of the political prisoners’. The hunger-strike was primarily observed demanding status

Why no non-veg for Indian prisoners: HC

MUMBAI: Why are foreigners in prison served bread, butter and eggs, while their Indian counterparts are not provided with any non-vegetarian food?  The Bombay high court raised this query on Thursday, rapping the prison authorities for adopting this discriminatory attitude.