Jharkhand HC Admits Petition on Mass Incarceration of Adivasis & Dalits
CJP / by Teesta Setlavad
Youth from oppressed sections of society languishing in jail due to inordinate delays.
After several preliminary hearings, the Jharkand HC has admitted the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Persecuted Prisoners Solidarity Committee [PPSC] on under-trial prisoners in the jails of Jharkhand. Several thousands of them, mostly Adivasi and Dalit youth, who have been languishing in prison because their trials have been deliberately prolonged. If speedy trial had been held most of them would have been be acquitted by now, the petition alleges.