NHRC takes cognizance of my Frontline article

NHRC takes cognizance of my Frontline article

Following the publication , the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of my Frontline article on the conditions of incarceration in Bihar prisons. In its press statement, NHRC said the following:

The Commission has observed that although it is not oblivious of the ills plaguing the prison system in the country as a whole, the present cover story discloses gross violation of human rights of the prisoners that are under the care and custody of the State. Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Prisons, Government of Bihar for factual reports within four weeks.

You can find the full text of the statement here.