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Prisoners too Have Human Rights: Allahabad High Court Directs UP Govt. to Improve Condition of Basti District Jail [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 17 Nov 2020 5:51pm

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On November 11, 2020, the Allahabad High Court ordered the State Government to take appropriate and remedial action to improve the condition of the Basti District Jail while hearing the case of Basti v. State of Uttar Pradesh.

The Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Shashi Kant Gupta said that, “In view of it, we deem it appropriate to call upon the State to respond to the report and also to take all necessary steps to satisfy the deficiencies so pointed out. The appropriate and remedial action be taken forthwith.”

Sri Vinay Kumar Jaiswal, Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Basti had submitted a report pertaining to his inspection of District Jail (Basti) to the Hon’ble Administrative Judge, District Judgeship, Basti.

Hon’ble Administrative Judge forwarded the same to the Chief Justice for necessary action and the Chief Justice, in his administrative functioning, considered it appropriate to place the report before the Bench having roster to hear it as a  public interest litigation.

The detailed report stated the deplorable conditions of the jail. “…it appears that in District Jail, Basti besides over-lodging of prisoners beyond its capacity several other deficiencies are  existing. In the detailed report, the Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Basti has noticed lack of hygiene, cleanliness, medical facility, infrastructural issues and the issues relating to vocational training.”, it said.

The report also stated that the parole applications submitted by the inmates too take much time in their disposal. No library facility is available at the prison and no material is made… Continue Reading...


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