[The Wire] Mumbai’s Prison Protest Highlights the Cruel Custodial Practices in Jails

[The Wire] Mumbai’s Prison Protest Highlights the Cruel Custodial Practices in Jails

The Wire published my article on Mumbai prison protest and the role cruel treatment of prisoners played in sparking it. Here’s the preview:

The horror stories coming out of Mumbai’s Byculla Women’s Prison highlight unspeakable indignities and torture of its inmates. Convicted prisoner Manjula Shetye – cited earlier for good behaviour – was allegedly stripped and brutally assaulted, with lathis inserted in her private parts. She later succumbed to injuries. According to the post-mortem report from J.J. Hospital, the Shetye’s lungs had been damaged and several contusion marks were found all over her body.

Her apparent ‘crime’ was that she had protested about eggs and bread.

Read the full article here