Victims and Prevention Detention Laws

  • B. Suresh Lal
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  • B. Suresh Lal

    Advocate at Madras High Court, India

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A total of 8,450 of them have been detained under the Goondas Act and the NSA since 2011. Activists claimed that many of these cases were later thrown out by the court. The procedure requires that within seven weeks of detention, the detainee should be brought before the Board, which has three retired judges as its members. When these avenues fail, the higher courts can be approached. The majority of the cases have been habeas corpus petitions on which the higher judiciary ruled in favour of the victims, coming down heavily on the States mainly for non-application of mind and procedural lapses. This article emphasised mainly how the victims of Prevention Detention are been treated in the society as well as what are the challenges they are facings in means of sustainability. The author has come out with the critical and detail evaluation what are the thing can be implemented to help out the victims of Preventive detention law and make the victims in pace of other normal citizens. Further the question of whether Preventive detention laws are really helpful to reduce the crime and reform the criminal.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5199 - 5211


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