COVID-19: Prisons in Uttar Pradesh are overpopulated and understaffed

Prisons in Uttar Pradesh housed almost a quarter of India’s total inmate population in 2019. Delhi: The fear of COVID-19 spread in prisons is forcing Indian prisons to take necessary steps to avoid the formation of potential clusters, given that India’s occupancy rate is about 170 percent. This means that in a space earmarked for […]

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Unregulated Acid Sales Continue Despite Supreme Court Ban

Acid is available in various over-the-counter stores across Lucknow for as little as Rs. 200 with no regulations followed. Acid attack survivors aren’t happy.  Lucknow:  Acid remains easily attainable across the city despite strict regulations imposed by the Supreme Court. “We sell a bottle of acid for Rs. 200,” said Raj, owner of a small […]

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Defecating In The Open — Some Have No Choice

Saraiya, a village in Barabanki district, continues to practice defecating in the open despite being declared Open Defecation Free.  Manvi Jauhari | October 21, 2020 | LUCKNOW:  Saraiya, a village in Barabanki district has been declared Open Defecation Free, but 48 of the 50 structures built under the scheme have no toilet installed. The villagers complain […]

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