Supreme Court concerned about overcrowding in prisons, asks HCs to look into issue

The Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150 per cent of the capacity, and asked all the high courts to consider the issue as it involves “violation of human rights”. The supreme court requested the chief justices of the high courts to take up the […]

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SC seeks explanation from Punjab, Bihar

Taking strong exception of recent incidents of police beating protesting contractual teachers in Bihar and a girl in Tarn Taran in Punjab, the Supreme Court today sought explanation from the two states on the conduct of police personnel. Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports, a bench of justices G S Singhvi and Ranjana Prakash […]

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