ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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WOMEN-Rape and Terror

women prisoners in general and political prisoners in particular point to the active of implicit connivance of women police and of women warders in jail. A recent report on Tinar jail states that women prisoners are often 'supplied' to the jail authorities for sexual purposes. Further, jail matrons have been known to exact gratuitous personal services, indulge in illegal practices, and terrorise the women prisoners who dare to protest.

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