Abuse of preventive detention laws in Tamil Nadu has reached Orwellian proportions: Madras High Court

As per NCRB data, in 2021, Tamil Nadu reported 1,775 detenues under preventive detention laws, which accounted for 51.2 percent of the total cases across the country, the Court was shocked to note.
Abuse of preventive detention laws in Tamil Nadu has reached Orwellian proportions: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Monday called for steps to address the fact that Tamil Nadu had been topping the list of states with the highest number of people detained and imprisoned under preventive detention laws for a decade [Sunitha v. Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Home].

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