The extra-judicial punishment of jailing ailing activists during COVID-19
The Leaflet / by Indira Jaising
The Supreme Court of India has repeatedly held that imprisonment does not deprive a prisoner of other fundamental rights that can be exercised consistently with detention. This logic should apply with more force to undertrials and doubly during a pandemic.
CRYING FOR JUSTICE – IMPLICATIONS FOR KEEPING POLITICAL PRISONERS LOCKED DURING A PANDEMIC
The Leaflet / by Megha Katheria
From the senior activists and lawyers to younger activists like Safoora Zargar, the state has walked at turtle space in granting bail or even protecting the health of the political prisoners during a pandemic. The state of our prisons and the necessity to decongest them is well known. The author explores the democratic and constitutional implications on keeping political prisoners, with comorbidities, locked during a pandemic.