Political Prisoners

  • Parkash Singh Badal's prison years now being questioned 14-02-2014 02:25 PM

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has always claimed that he has been the longest serving political prisoner in the country. That is being questioned now by Badal's political bete noire and Congress leader Amarinder Singh. Badal's claim has been that after South Africa's anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who...
  • West Bengal passes bill denying political prisoner status to terror-linked 28-08-2013 06:26 AM

    Amid opposition protests, the West Bengal assembly on Tuesday amended the Correctional Services Act to bar those with links to terror outfits from getting political prisoner status. The amendment also disallows those involved in regional, communal, linguistic and caste-based agitations from applying for the status. State Correctional Administration Minister Haider...