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Bombay HC Disposes PILs demanding Facilities for prisoners lodged in various corrections homes during COVID-19 [READ JUDGEMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jul 2020 7:26pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Bombay HC Disposes PILs demanding Facilities for prisoners lodged in various corrections homes during COVID-19 [READ JUDGEMENT]

On 2nd July 2020, the Bombay High Court accepted and disposed of various PILs stating concern with respect to providing proper facilities to prisoners lodged in various corrections homes during the times of Pandemic COVID’19. 

These suggestions were given by various petitioners and have been accepted by the state. A Division bench comprising of Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice MS Karnik was informed by the Advocate General of Maharashtra with respect to the acceptance of the suggestion to conduct a random test of prisoners in jail. The court ordered the working authorities of prison to implement such measures.

There were several important suggestions put by petitioners before the court through Senior Advocate Mihir Desai along with Advocate Isha Khandelwal.

Some of the suggestions accepted by the state are as follows: -

  1. The staff engaged with the correctional homes will be tested in the same manner as that of SOP.
  2. The staff member engaged in such correctional homes shall be posted in the present place of posting and they will not be rotated.
  3. The guidelines provided by the State Government, Central Government should be complied with.
  4. An email-id for taking an appointment for meeting their prison-clients shall be notified soon on the website of the Prison Authorities.
  5. A session will be conducted by Prison Authorities to educate the prisoners with respect to the prevention of hygiene due to coronavirus disease.
  6. The women prisoners will be provided with utmost hygiene facilities. Will be given free sanitary napkins and a proper way of disposal of such napkins will be ensured by the… Continue Reading...

    Tagged: Bombay High Court   Corona Updates  
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