Landmark Move: Modi Government To Bring ‘Achchhe Din’ For Undertrials Languishing In Jails

published on September 1, 2014
In a landmark decision Narendra Modi Government, taking humanitarian approach with regard to the long pending cases of undertrials, has decided to work on a system to release the undertrials, who have served half of their maximum sentences they would have been awarded once convicted. This move is considered as a much needed decision for judicial reforms.

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad confirmed that the NDA dispensation in association with with National Informatics Centre is working to create software and a database of prisoners, with special emphasis on undertrials.

The Law minister added that a pilot system is being tried out at Delhi’s Tihar Jail, in this regard. 66 per cent of prisoners in India are undertrials India has an alarming 66 per cent of its prisoners as undertrials are languishing in the jails making it one of the world’s 10 ‘worst’ in terms of the proportion of undertrials, reports say. According to a data by the National Crime.

Source: OneIndia

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