Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Children Rule of Law

Gauhati HC seeks data on number of children in prisons in Assam

The court also seeks to know the measures taken by jail authorities to contain the spread of COVID

Sabrangindia 08 May 2021

children in prisons in Assam

The Gauhati High Court has revived the suo moto case filed last year in the light of COVID pandemic and has sought details on number of children in prisons across the state. The suo moto petition was registered in July 2020 to check the rate of COVID infection in prisons across the state.

On April 29, the bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak directed the state government to inform the court on the number of jails, the inmates in these jail and number of inmates infected by COVID as also the measures taken by jail authorities in this regard.

As per the information provided to the court it came to light that out of total 1303 inmates in central Jail Guwahati, four are children and there are children in other jails as well such as Tezpur, Silchar, Nagaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Karimganj, North Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Dhemaji, Udalguri and Special Jail, Nagaon. The court has sought to know the details on the number of children in the rest of the prisons in the state.

The case will be next heard on May 11.

The order may be read here:

 

Related:

Uttar Pradesh O2 crisis: FIR against Lucknow hospital for putting up shortage notice

Delhi HC directs tele calling, video calls, Covid vaccination for Tihar jail inmates

Hardly scope for getting first dose of vaccine: K’taka HC on vaccine shortage

Gauhati HC seeks data on number of children in prisons in Assam

The court also seeks to know the measures taken by jail authorities to contain the spread of COVID

children in prisons in Assam

The Gauhati High Court has revived the suo moto case filed last year in the light of COVID pandemic and has sought details on number of children in prisons across the state. The suo moto petition was registered in July 2020 to check the rate of COVID infection in prisons across the state.

On April 29, the bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak directed the state government to inform the court on the number of jails, the inmates in these jail and number of inmates infected by COVID as also the measures taken by jail authorities in this regard.

As per the information provided to the court it came to light that out of total 1303 inmates in central Jail Guwahati, four are children and there are children in other jails as well such as Tezpur, Silchar, Nagaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Karimganj, North Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Dhemaji, Udalguri and Special Jail, Nagaon. The court has sought to know the details on the number of children in the rest of the prisons in the state.

The case will be next heard on May 11.

The order may be read here:

 

Related:

Uttar Pradesh O2 crisis: FIR against Lucknow hospital for putting up shortage notice

Delhi HC directs tele calling, video calls, Covid vaccination for Tihar jail inmates

Hardly scope for getting first dose of vaccine: K’taka HC on vaccine shortage

Related Articles

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Theme

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Campaigns

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Videos

Communalism

Hate, Arms, Shrine Takeovers: Is Hindutva extremism at its peak in Karnataka?

WATCH: In this SabrangIndia Exclusive show called 'Column 9', journalist & activist Shivasundar talks about the journey of Hindutva Extremism, from fringe groups to the center, in Karnataka, which is arguably empowered and emboldened by the legislative and judiciary, simultaneously.

Communalism

Hate, Arms, Shrine Takeovers: Is Hindutva extremism at its peak in Karnataka?

WATCH: In this SabrangIndia Exclusive show called 'Column 9', journalist & activist Shivasundar talks about the journey of Hindutva Extremism, from fringe groups to the center, in Karnataka, which is arguably empowered and emboldened by the legislative and judiciary, simultaneously.

IN FACT

Analysis

Stop Hate

Hate and Harmony in 2021

A recap of all that transpired across India in terms of hate speech and even outright hate crimes, as well as the persecution of those who dared to speak up against hate. This disturbing harvest of hate should now push us to do more to forge harmony.
Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.

Archives