Political Prisoners

  • Parkash Singh Badal's prison years now being questioned February 14, 2014

    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 remained...
  • West Bengal passes bill denying political prisoner status to terror-linked August 28, 2013

    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 Aziz...
  • WB: 9 suspected Naxals become political prisoners September 24, 2012

    Kolkata: A Kolkata court on Friday declared nine suspected Naxals as political prisoners. The nine men had been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with an illegal arms manufacturing case and were said to have been involved in the Lalgarh uprising. The West Bengal High Court had in...