Category: Articles by me

[The Wire] Plans of a Swanky Prison Cell for Vijay Mallya Violate Equality Before Law

[The Wire] Plans of a Swanky Prison Cell for Vijay Mallya Violate Equality Before Law

The Wire published my article on equality in Indian prisons. The article argues that inhuman conditions in Indian prisons is a real problem, but creating small islands of human rights for affluent individuals while other prisoners languish is anomalous in nature and against the principle of justice.

[EPW] The Fire at AMRI

[EPW] The Fire at AMRI

Economic & Political Weekly (EPW) published my article on the need for legislation on corporate culpability, with regards to the fire at AMRI Hospital in Kolkata. Here’s the preview: Ninety-two persons died in the fire at AMRI hospital, Kolkata, on 9 December 2011. The high court scaled down charges against AMRI’s managing director from culpable homicide…

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[EPW] The Curious Case of Justice Karnan

[EPW] The Curious Case of Justice Karnan

Economic & Political Weekly (EPW) published my article on the proceedings against Calcutta High Court Justice Karnan. Here’s the preview: The actions against Justice C S Karnan of the Calcutta High Court by the Supreme Court, since contempt proceedings were initiated against him, appear to be a case of misplaced importance. The case raises questions regarding…

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[The Wire] Emulating Rajasthan’s Open Jails Model Could Ease Overcrowding in Indian Prisons

[The Wire] Emulating Rajasthan’s Open Jails Model Could Ease Overcrowding in Indian Prisons

The Wire published my article on open prisons. Here’s the preview: In an ongoing case, the Supreme Court is likely to consider the feedback of various states and union territories on the standard of living in 1,382 prisons across the country, with regard to two key issues – overcrowding and unnatural deaths. The case has been…

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[The Wire] New Draft Model Prison Manual Implicitly Explains Why Prison Riots Happen

[The Wire] New Draft Model Prison Manual Implicitly Explains Why Prison Riots Happen

The Wire published my article on prisoner rights and what new draft Model Prison Manual does to protect them. Here’s the preview: Prisoners already face endemic issues like poor sanitation, lack of resources and insufficient wages, and the new rules are looking to restrict them from going on a hunger strike singing, laughing and talking loudly.…

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