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

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Women in Safe Custody

bullocks, sheep, fowl, utensils and other valuable items the tribals possess. Patrolling by villagers appears to be effective against the dacoits but not against the police. The latter are dissatisfied with their meagre salaries, but find it difficult to compel the government to increase their salaries. The same policemen find it the easiest thing in the world to supplement A SORDID tale of deprivation of a basic right like personal liberty was unearthed when the Bengali daily Jugantar reported in May 1984 that a young lawyer from Alipore, Shibshankar Chakraborty, had received a letter, smuggled out of Presidency jail, Calcutta, from Maya Barui, a rape victim, who had been lodged in the jail for medical examination while her rapists had gone scot-free since none had come forward to 'claim' hen Maya had been kept in jail in 'safe' custody.

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