ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Baljeet KaurSubscribe to Baljeet Kaur

Prisoners’ Right to Write: Why SC Rulings Should be Taken Seriously by Prison Authorities

This article discusses the legal jurisprudence and policies affecting a prisoner’s right to express and write, also highlighting how such a right in practice is being infringed as a casual practice of prison administration. The article stresses why writing should be a duly recognised right of the prisoner. Further, the article shows how the writings of prisoners have contributed to reforms in prison conditions in India.

Prisoners’ Rights and Values of Indian Democracy: An Introduction

In India, the debates around prison reforms and rights of prisoners have been very limited. Through our three-part series we seek to initiate a debate towards prisoners’ civil and political rights. This series will cover prisoners’ right to vote, to write and to strike with the understanding that these rights, if granted, will expand the ever so shrinking spaces for an incarcerated person to express and reach out to the world outside highlighting conditions of the prison and their experiences, including those of torture.

India's Silent Acceptance of Torture Has Made It a 'Public Secret'

The prevention of torture has been one of the key human rights developments in the last decade. With India’s strong stake for a seat at the security council, the issue has assumed importance. However, India’s commitment to preventing and abolishing torture as well as punishing its perpetrators is extremely weak.
Back to Top