Jail authorities in India continue to deny prisoners the right to intellectual pursuit
Scroll.in / By Aritra Bhattacharya
Lawyers for Surendra Gadling, under arrest in the Bhima Koregaon case, say their client was denied access to reading material, including SC judgments and books.
On September 13, six alleged Maoists lodged in the Yerawada jail in Pune, Maharashtra, participated in a one-day token hunger strike. The date chosen was significant. Freedom fighter Jatin Das had died on the 63rd day of his hunger strike on that day in 1929.