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Release of elderly prisoners in danger of Corona, Medha Patkar filed a petition in the Supreme Court

The petition claimed that barring Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Bihar, Haryana and Maharashtra, no other state has considered releasing elderly prisoners amid the pandemic. It is pertinent to note that the situation in some states like Gujarat and Rajasthan is the worst in this regard, the petition said.

“Though the HPCs of Rajasthan and Gujarat have directed to release the prisoners as per the direction of this court, there is a need to consider the release of elderly prisoners on the basis of their vulnerability to infection,” the plea said. It has been further argued that in some states, the HPC has placed more emphasis on law and order than health and has ignored the need for the release of elderly prisoners.


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