ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Andhra Pradesh: Institutional Apathy towards Undertrial Prisoners

A study of prison conditions in Andhra Pradesh undertaken by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative reveals the denial of legal assistance to prisoners which has ultimately led to overcrowding, unacceptable overstretching of facilities and consequent terrible conditions.

Andhra Pradesh: Premature Release of Prisoners

The recent release of over 1,000 prisoners in Andhra Pradesh, including those serving life sentences, has generated considerable controversy as well as allegations of political favouritism. The premature release of prisoners has been subject to political and bureaucratic influences, and corruption irrespective of the party in power, although a prisoners' movement has reduced to some extent the arbitrariness of the procedure. The present controversy may well give the government an opportunity to roll back some of the results of the struggles by prisoners.

Andhra Pradesh : Continuing Militancy in Telangana

The long-drawn political militancy in Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region has pitted the police and the People's War against each other. The resulting loss of lives, most of them innocent victims, either killed in police encounters or as punishment meted out by the Naxalites themselves, evokes little concern from either side.

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