The Supreme Court docket has sought response from director common of police (Prisons) of ten states on the problem of alleged violation of human rights of prisoners awarded loss of life sentence.
The DGPs (Prisons) have been additionally requested to answer on the problem of solitary confinement, authorized illustration, visitation rights of prisoners’ households and psychiatric session of loss of life row convicts.
A bench of Justices MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta requested DGP (prisons) of ten states to answer to the letter of Amicus Curiae advocate Gaurav Agarwal, who has raised the problem of alleged violation of jail handbook and human rights of loss of life row prisoners.
“We’d require the Director Basic (Prisons) to answer the communication despatched by amicus curiae because it considerations human rights of prisoners who’re in custody and who’ve been awarded loss of life sentence,” the bench stated.
The ten states embody Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Delhi, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Bihar.
The bench sought the replies of DGP (Prisons) by Might eight.
Agarwal has written a letter to officers of ten states after Dr. Anup Surendranath, an assistant professor at Nationwide Legislation College at Delhi moved the apex courtroom with an interlocutory utility searching for intervention on the alleged violation of rights of prisoners.
He had raised varied considerations about violation of sure provisions of State jail manuals and human rights of prisoners particularly, these have been awarded loss of life penalty.
As a comply with as much as Dr. Surendranath’s utility, Agarwal wrote to DGP (Prisons) of ten states on March 13, searching for their responses on points involved.
The apex courtroom had voiced concern on the problem of overcrowding of prisons throughout the nation, saying prisoners have human rights and so they can’t be saved like animals.
It had termed the state of affairs as “extraordinarily unlucky” and stated it’s was “full lack of dedication” on a part of state authorities and union territories in direction of human rights of prisoners.
The highest courtroom is listening to a matter regarding inhuman situations prevailing in 1,382 prisons throughout the nation.
The apex courtroom had on February 21 requested the Nationwide Authorized Companies Authority (NALSA) to look into the problem of overcrowding of prisons and furnish figures earlier than it concerning the inhabitants in jails the place occupancy was over 150 per cent as on December 31 final yr.
It had earlier expressed shock on the giant variety of folks languishing in jails in “full violation” of their rights regardless of suggestions for his or her launch by the authorized companies authority and had termed the state of affairs as unacceptable.