Jammu and Kashmir
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Special Tihar court orders release of 3 prisoners
Continuing with its effort to dispose of cases of the inmates held for petty offences, a special cou...
Prisoners also have right to have kids: Accused tells HC
Even prisoners have a fundamental right to sexual relations with and have kids from their spouses, a...
Prisoners on hunger strike in Pak jail where Sarabjit died
Over 1,400 prisoners went on hunger strike at Kot Lakhpat Jail here on Wednesday where Indian nation...
Protest over fate of Indian ‘Prisoners of War’ languishing in Pak jails
A protest on Sunday saw demonstrators here slam the Union government for allegedly failing to take s...
CPI-M leader meets PM, calls for reducing tensions with Pakistan
CPI(M) in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday advocated for reducing tension between India and Pakistan fo...
Pakistani prisoners end fast in Jammu jail
The tension, which gripped high security Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu after Pakistani prisoners went on...
`Reports of attack on Pakistani prisoner false`
Tihar Jail authorities Friday described media reports of attack on a Pakistani prisoner as "false, f...
Pak prisoners segregated from other inmates in Punjab jails
Apprehending a backlash following the death of Sarabjit Singh, 57 Pakistani prisoners, including two...
Tighten security of Pak prisoners: Badal to Jails dept
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday directed jails department authorities to tight...
India, Pak prisoners put in separate barracks in Kot Balwal jail
Prisoners from India and Pakistan were segregated at the high security Kot Balwal central jail here ...
India-Pakistan panel lays down guidelines for prisoners
Consular access should be granted within three months and prisoners repatriated within a month of th...
535 Indian prisoners in three Pakistani jails: Panel
An India-Pakistan judicial panel had visited three jails in Pakistan, including Kot Lakhpat in Lahor...
Over 6,500 Indians in jails in 112 foreign countries
Over 6,500 Indian nationals are jailed in foreign countries, with a majority of them in the Gulf cou...
Pak police charge two prisoners with Sarabjit Singh`s murder
Tariq Mehmood, a police official at Lahore`s Kot Lakhpat police station, said they have added a murd...
Khalifa orders releasing 103 Egyptian prisoners
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered to release 1...
Burma frees political prisoners after EU lifts sanctions
Burmahas freed at least 56 political prisoners after the EU decision to lift the last of its sanctio...
Over 600 prisoners in Kanpur jail observe fast during Navaratri
As many as 620 prisoners, including women inmates, are observing fast during the nine-day auspicious...
Indian prisoners await repatriation from Sri Lanka
The last 11 Indians in Sri Lanka`s main prison are praying that they be repatriated to India soon, a...
Two escaped prisoners captured, suspended cops land in jail
Two of the 10 prisoners who had escaped while being taken to a court were caught as four policemen, ...
900 weapons seized from prisoners in Venezuela
Searches of Venezuela`s prisons have led to the seizure of 900 weapons since July 2011, penal system...
Bengal to free 22 political prisoners
The West Bengal government will later this month release 22 political prisoners, languishing in vari...
Prisoners` release key to resuming talks: Abbas to Kerry
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday told visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry that the...
Ensure proper treatment to cancer-stricken prisoners: HC to UP
The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered that "proper and adequate treatment" be provided to 14...
Sudan releases seven prisoners as part of amnesty
Sudanese officials say the government has released seven political prisoners, including a female pol...
Gunmen storm Nigerian jail, 127 prisoners escape
Unidentified gunmen stormed a prison in Ganye city in Nigeria`s northern state of Adamawa and freed ...
Pak Prez approves special remission in sentences of prisoners
President Asif Ali Zardari has approved a special remission in the sentences of prisoners ahead of P...
Saudi portal links prisoners with their families
Saudi Arabia has launched a new portal that will connect detainees and inmates with their families.
Pakistan frees eleven Indian nationals
Pakistan Government on Friday freed eleven Indian nationals as they were repatriated to India throug...
Sri Lanka begins transferring Indian prisoners
Sri Lanka has begun transferring Indians serving prison terms back to India under a bilateral agreem...
169 HIV-positive prisoners in Chhatisgarh jails
169 prisoners in Chhattisgarh were found to be HIV-positive in the last two years and three of them ...
Transfer of Indian prisoners from Lanka begins
For the first time, two Indians, imprisoned in Sri Lanka, were sent back to India today under a bila...
6,569 Indian prisoners lodged in foreign jails
As many as 6,569 Indian prisoners are lodged in foreign jails for various crimes such as illegal ent...
Lahore court issues notice to Pak govt on petition seeking release of Indian prisoners
The Lahore High Court has issued a notice to the interior and foreign affairs secretaries on a petit...
After chicken curry, Kerala prisoners to make cakes
Prisons in Kerala are planning to diversify into more products like cakes, `pappad` and footwear wit...
US welcomes Myanmar decision on political prisoner
The United States has welcomed the Myanmar government`s announcement for the formation of a committe...
Myanmar to grant amnesty to political prisoners
The Myanmar government will scrutinize the political prisoners incarcerated in prisons throughout th...
71 under-trial prisoners to appear in UP board exam
Seventy one under-trial prisoners will appear in UP board examination of 2013 from eight district ja...
Pakistan set to release all Afghan Taliban prisoners
Pakistan has planned to release all Afghan Taliban prisoners who are still in its detention, includi...
JKLF to go on strike to highlight plight of Kashmiri prisoners
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Wednesday said it will soon hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the n...
Georgia frees 190 political prisoners under amnesty
Many of those walking free were arrested for participating in protests staged by Georgia`s oppositio...
167 prisoners in MP to walk free on Republic Day
About 167 prisoners lodged in various Madhya Pradesh jails would be freed on the occasion of Republi...
Iraqi prisoners escape from prison
Iraqi authorities say 12 prisoners, including some al Qaeda-linked inmates awaiting execution, have ...
Syrian govt exchange prisoners with rebel forces
In a rare deal between the Syrian government and the opposition prisoners were exchanged on Wednesda...
129 Afghan prisoners released
As many as 129 Afghans held by NATO and US forces on suspicion of being involved in anti-government ...
Pak releases four more Taliban prisoners
Pakistan Monday freed four Afghan Taliban prisoners, including former ministers Mullah Nooruddin Tur...
Madhya Pradesh jails to get CCTV cameras
The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to install CCTV cameras in all the prisons in the state ov...
Bihar to hold `bandi darbars`
Inspector General of Police, Prison, Anand Kishore said the conduct of such a `darbar` at the collec...
Mamata announces release of 51 life termers on Human Rights Day
On Human Rights Day Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal announced the release of 51 lifers, in...
Sharjah ruler orders release of 75 prisoners
Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Sultan Mohammed Al Qasimi ordered release of 75 inmates of different nationalit...
Survivor reveals horrors of torturous North Korean prison camps
The horrific living conditions in North Korea’s labor camps, which are believed to hold up over 100,...
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