Kerala High Court extends stay on direction requiring on-parole prisoners to return to prisons amid COVID-19

The Court emphasized that any decision in this regard could be taken only after due discussion with the High Powered Committee constituted in terms of the Supreme Court's directions from March.

The Kerala High Court today extended its interim order staying a State Government direction requiring on-parole prisoners to return to their jails in the month of November.

The prisoners were released following the Supreme Court's directions issued earlier this year for the decongestion of prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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