Prisoner ends hunger strike after a week in…

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…

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…

Lajpat Nagar blast case on for 13 years,…

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…

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…

Kobad Ghandy was not resposible for violence, says…

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…

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…

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…