[Narmada Akka] Convict, under-trial no less of human being only because lodged in jail: Bombay High Court

The observation was made in an order directing Maharashtra government to transfer Maoist leader Narmada Akka to hospice for palliative care
[Narmada Akka] Convict, under-trial no less of human being only because lodged in jail: Bombay High Court
Justices SS Shinde and NJ Jamadar, Bombay High Court

Convicts, under-trial prisoners or detenues do not cease to be human beings by virtue of being lodged in jails and cannot be deprived of their rights under Article 21 of the Constitution, the Bombay High Court said on Thursday while ordering that Maoist leader Nirmala Uppuganti be shifted to hospice for palliative care (Nirmala Kumari Uppuganti v. State of Maharashtra).

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