Pinjra Tod activist, Natasha Narwal was arrested in New Delhi under the charges of Communal Violence in North Eastern Delhi; they informed the Delhi High Court that “large scale violence” took place in Tihar Jail on June 16; because of which the inmates in Tihar Jail are not entitled to video conferencing facility.   

Natasha Narwal requested for video conferencing as she needed legal assistance because her charge sheet of riots were filed in Delhi High Court and was unable to communicate with her lawyer due to no access to video conferencing in the jail; her lawyer has also requested that prison authority may allow the inmate to meet her parents every day for five minutes as laid down under the Delhi prison rules. The Director General of the prison authority however denied of such fact and stated that inmates were unable to talk to their families because of the bad connectivity inside the Jail. 

Source — THE WIRE

(By – Siddharth Addy)