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- 5 People Died Daily In Judicial And Police Custody In The Country, 914 Deaths Have Been Reported From January To July This Year. Human Rights.
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The Human Rights Commission says that VIP prisoners get all the facilities in jails, but ordinary prisoners remain in a predicament.
- According to the Human Rights Commission, there were 914 deaths in 7 months this year, including 53 deaths in police custody.
- The situation has worsened in many jails of the country due to Corona epidemic, there is no system of cleanliness also
The statistics of the National Human Rights Commission are surprising. According to statistics, 17 thousand 146 people have died in judicial and police custody in the last decade. In this context, an average of 5 people die every day. Of these, 92 per cent of the deaths were in judicial custody of duration of 60 to 90 days. The remaining deaths occurred in police custody, which are of 24 hours duration. This time can sometimes be extended up to 15 days on the order of the magistrate. There have been 914 deaths from January to July this year.
The Human Rights Commission has been voicing its concerns from time to time in the past, but its suggestions, recommendations and resentment remain and the graph of deaths in custody continues to rise.
Torture, besides beating, also dies due to poor health
According to the Commission, not all deaths in judicial custody were caused by torture, beating and excesses of jail staff, but also due to other causes such as sickness of prisoners, delay in treatment and neglect, poor living, psychological problems or old age. Can. At the same time, 17 thousand 146 deaths recorded in a detailed analysis published with the help of Human Rights Commission data on IndiaSpend website, tell the story of police and prison system.
Father and son died in jail in Tamil Nadu last month
The death of a Dalit father-son victim of police brutality in a jail in Tamil Nadu last month caught everyone's attention. An echo of this matter was heard all over the country. This led to a demand for police accountability. The Madras High Court ordered an inquiry and the state government handed over the case to the CBI.
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VIP prisoners get all facilities
Prisoners also have human rights, how do the prison administration and governments forget it. VIP prisoners get all the facilities, but common prisoners remain in a predicament. Complaints about not spending enough on their food, clothes, bedding, drinking water, bathing, washing, cleaning, treatment, etc. have been frequently reported.
Prisons worsen after Corona
The case of death in custody is also related to the worrisome situation in the jails. If the death rate of prisoners is high in jails, then it should be seen that how are the facilities of living and health in those places. There is also a truth that due to the Kovid epidemic, the plight of many jails of the country has received renewed attention. 80-year-old Telugu poet Varavara Rao, jailed in the Bhima Koregaon case, was hit by Corona and had to be hospitalized.
Dalits, backward, Muslims more among prisoners
Amidst the frightening figures of detention, torture, neglect and deaths, Dalits, backward and Muslims have the highest number of prisoners in jails and undertrials. Even a state like Jammu and Kashmir should not be forgotten where the kin of the missing people have been wandering for justice for decades.
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