The Home Ministry said that the scheme does not apply to those prisoners who were convicted with death sentence, life imprisonment, rape, terror charges, dowry deaths and money laundering cases.
The life a terror accused returns to after acquittal is nothing like what was snatched away. The tragedy doesn’t end outside jail.
Unwarranted curtailment of individual liberty in the name of counter-terrorism by the State is the greatest tragedy of our times.
Initially, several places in Uttar Pradesh saw violence, which included stone-pelting at Prayagraj. People raised slogans and pelted stones in the Atala area of Prayagraj. Eventually, massive protests were also reported in...
Today you can go in without bail for a tweet or for stating that cow urine can’t cure Covid. But the history of this Orwellian nightmare is long. How do the various states stack up?
Kishorchandra Wangkhem was arrested following a Facebook post, allegedly put up by him in Manipuri language, sardonically stating to the effect that cow dung and cow urine were not the medicine for treating Coronavirus.
According to Delhi police, the list of five accused also includes Ansar, the alleged "main conspirator" behind the violence, and Sonu, who was seen in a video opening fire during the violence on Saturday
No party is a saint when it comes to the abuse of anti-terror laws: ‘prison without bail’ is a clause crying out for abuse. Bottomline: UAPA, NSA and the sedition law must go.
Activist Erendro Leichombam was arrested for his Facebook posts which stated that cow dung and urine did not cure Covid-19.
'Cow dung cow urine didn’t work. Tomorrow I will eat fish.' Kishorechandra Wangkhem is arrested again for writing that—under NSA! Prison diaries:...
Journalist Makepeace Sitlhou asks when it comes to the North East, whose rights is it anyway?
Court rulings in cases of illegal detentions raise questions about the judiciary’s failure to uphold rights of citizens
What happened in Hathras was brutality of unimaginable magnitude. Insensitive and arrogant officials turned it into an even bigger nightmare for the victim's...
An MHA-appointed committee reviewing criminal laws triggers fears that it may lead to more curtailing of rights
Ranbir Singh, head of the committee for reforms in criminal laws, talks to Outlook about criticisms of its functioning and the scope of reforms.
Former Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur talks to Outlook about his apprehensions about the five-member committee constituted to review criminal laws.
Akin to South Korea, India implemented NSA 40 years ago, under Indira Gandhi’s rule, which gave power to central and state governments to detain an...
Kafeel Khan said he was apprehensive that the UP government can frame him in any other case, and claimed that he and his family had to face many hardships as...
Mathura jail administration informed at around 11.00 pm that Dr Kafeel Khan will be released, and at around midnight, he was released.
The First Information Report, filed on December 13 last year, says Dr Khan made an attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere at the university and disturb...
The mutilated body of the 17-year-old girl was found near a dry pond around 200 metres from her village.
An official had said that the police had arrested 3,867 people, involved in either cow slaughter or smuggling or both, from January till June 8.
The UP government has also decided that female nurses and female policewomen will not be deployed where the Tablighi Jamaat members are kept.
The suspended paediatrician of BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, Kafeel Khan, was arrested from Mumbai on January 29 allegedly for making inflammatory...
The colonial-era law allows the authorities to detain individuals if they are deemed to be a threat to the national security, and law and order.