CHRI recommends: Reduce cases and overcrowding in jails

Anil, Asif, Barun and Pal were arrested from a local diner as illegal immigrants even though they had documents proving their nationality. They were taken to the court but couldn’t be produced before the magistrate due to paucity of time and thus were sent to prison.

They had to stay for 14 more days till their next production, before they could be set free even as Asif’s seven-year old daughter awaited her father’s presence as she gave her final exam. Their story is not unique, nor is it unusual. Their story is routine, wrong and unjust. More