[COVID-19] Medha Patkar moves Supreme Court seeking uniform policy for release of prisoners above 70 years to decongest prisons

Patkar contended that chances of law and order situation on account of release of elderly prisoners are less, as the tendency to indulge in repeated offences is less at such an age.
Medha Patkar and Supreme Court
Medha Patkar and Supreme Court

Social activist Medha Patkar has moved Supreme Court seeking directions to State Governments and Union Territories to formulate a uniform mechanism to release prisoners aged 70 years with a view to decongest prisons across India.

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