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The trials and tribulations of undertrial prisoners in India

By Sakib Lone

The problems of undertrial prisoners in India are the result of a collective state failure. These are people who are stigmatised; their pleas are seldom heard, their voices often suppressed, and their lives are spent in dark, overcrowded prisons for not the crime they have committed but because the justice delivery system is languid and lethargic.