Vaccination drives in jails: How are Indian states faring?

54 foreigners out of 4900 lodged in jails of Jammu and Kashmir

Ground Report | New Delhi: How are Indian states faring?; India’s prisons are overcrowded and often unhygienic. With thousands of people (including staff that has contact with the world outside prison walls) in residence, these jails are extremely vulnerable to becoming Covid-19 “super-spreaders”. Thus, states have been trying to decongest prisons and conduct vaccination drives … Read more

66 percent of people in jails belong to SC, ST and OBC communities

Out of the total prisoners lodged in the jails of the country, about 66 percent belong to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, OBCs. The information was given in the Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy in written reply to a question. According to the Minister of State … Read more