How Better Data Could Help Prevent Custodial Deaths

New Delhi: In the last 10 years, the majority (69%) of 1,004 deaths in police custody have been attr...

Over 60% Of Deaths In Police Custody Are Within 24 Hours Of Arrest

New Delhi: On June 19, 2020, traders P Jayaraj and his son J Bennicks were arrested and detained in ...

Living With Imprisoned Mothers, Children Struggle For Normal Childhood

Bengaluru and New Delhi: Veena*, 42, a resident of Delhi’s Mangolpuri, is under trial for allegedl...

14 Years On, No State/UT Has Fully Implemented SC-Mandated Police Reforms

Mumbai & Bengaluru: No Indian state is fully compliant with 14-year-old Supreme Court directives...

India’s Jail Stats: 7 In 10 Undertrials, 1 In 3 Dalit/Adivasi

Bengaluru: Anil* (26) and Suresh* (36), both from scheduled caste (SC) or dalit communities, have be...

5 Deaths In Police/Judicial Custody Every Day Over 10 Years, But Few Convictions

Bengaluru: At least 17,146 people were reported to have died in judicial and police custody--nearly ...

Fewer Women In Kerala’s Police Force Affecting Capacity To Deliver Justice

Ernakulam: By the time Sub-Inspector (SI) Anitha* reached her desk in central Kerala’s Ernakulam d...

India’s Legal Aid System Needs More Female Paralegals, Monitoring

Indore and Lucknow: In a small town in Jhansi, around 300 km southwest of Uttar Pradesh’s capital ...

Death Penalty For Sexual Offences Up 53% In 2018, But Most Rape Cases Stuck At Trial

New Delhi: On February 1, 2020, India may witness its first death penalty in five years as the four ...

India Spends Only 0.08% Of GDP On Judiciary, Crippling Reforms

New Delhi: India's justice system has been affected by poor budgeting, the recently released India J...