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Andhra Pradesh has 5th highest number of prisons with Covid cases, The Times of India

The Times of India Umamaheswara Rao | TNN | Updated: Sep 17, 2020 VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh stands fifth in the country for number of jails reporting Covid-19 cases. The state currently has 28 jails which have reported coronavirus cases and is preceded by Uttar Pradesh (35 jails); Madhya Pradesh (34); Maharashtra (32); and Odisha (31). The […]

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‘One-fourth jails in India report Covid-19 cases, many ‘highly’ congested’: Report, The Hindustan Times

The Hindustan Times  16 September 2020 The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) said 351 of 1,350 jails across 25 states and Union territories in the country have reported Covid-19 cases till August 31. A non-government organization (NGO) on Wednesday said that 26 percent of India’s 1,350 jails have reported Covid-19 infections since the outbreak of […]

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Maharashtra: Families of Prison Inmates with Co-morbidities and Age Issues Worried, Only Those Without Serious Offences Released, News Click

News Click 16 September 2020 By Varsha Torgalkar Activists have been demanding the release of prisoners on health grounds. So far, six inmates have died of COVID-19 in prisons across state and 1,772 prisoners have tested positive out of total 11,267 tests conducted as per the Prison Department data.  Pune: On July 12, poet and […]

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A Police Force in India Can Now Search and Arrest People Without a Warrant, Vice

Vice  15 September 2020 By Pallavi Pundir In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where extrajudicial killings and police brutality are common, the Special Security Force is being seen as dangerous. Pallavi Pundir The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) announced the formation of a “specialised, well-trained force” with the power to search […]