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Supreme Court constitutes 3 member committee to look into jail reforms



Supreme Court constitutes 3 member committee to look into jail reforms: Details, Aim, Purpose, Background, Highlights

The Supreme Court constituted a three-member committee headed by its former judge Justice Amitava Roy for suggestive jail reforms across India and suggest measures to deal with them.

The Supreme Court decision was taken by a bench headed by Justice M B Lokur.

A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur said the panel will look into the issues including over-crowding in prisons.   

The scope of the discussion would involve:

1. Issues concerning women prisoner,

2. Issues including over-crowding in prisons,

3. To tackle the issue of human rights of prisoners in jails.

The committee will give reports to the apex court from time to time.


The SC bench was hearing a matter relating to inhuman conditions in 1,382 prisons across India.

The SC had earlier said that a committee should be set up to look into the issue on a day-to-day basis and suggest measures to tackle the problems since it includes the issue of human rights of prisoners in jails.

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Chief Justice of India: Justice Dipak Misra.

Currently, the bench of judges in the Supreme court consists of 25 judges.


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