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

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Wrongly Jailed Persons

Due to several complex factors, the number of innocent or almost innocent persons who are sent to jail and even spend quite a long time there is known to be very high in India. Mohammad Aamir Khan is one such person. At the age of 18 he was arrested by Delhi Police on charges of terrorism. In 2012, the court acquitted him in 17 out of 19 charges but before this he had already spent 14 years of his youth in jail.

In a recent interview published in the Times of India (30 March 2016), Khan has raised a very important question—Why does the government not have a rehabilitation policy in place for the rehabilitation of those who are wrongly sent to jail? 

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