The Judiciary

System failure

Print edition : October 17, 2014

Prisoners, including undertrials, writing the Secondary examination at the Berhampur Circle Jail in March 2008. Photo: LINGARAJ PANDA

Chief Justice R.M. Lodha has lamented delays in justice delivery. Photo: PTI

Inadequate judicial infrastructure and implicit support to illegal detention are among the reasons for the large number of undertrial prisoners in India.

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