ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Prisons of Maharashtra

Over-Representation of Muslims

An analysis of the study of Maharashtra prisons commissioned by the state's Minorities Commission fi nds an over-representation of Muslims in jails. A clear link is established between the criminal justice system and discrimination faced by this minority. This study points to the need for State and non-State institutions to address the marginalisation faced by Muslims which leads to such discrimination.

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