Q. Consider the following statements:
1.The Representation of People Act, 1951 allows prisoners to vote on the account of good conduct.
2.The number of custodial deaths in India has risen in recent years.
3.Indian prisons are mostly crowded with the undertrial prisoners.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect. The Representation of People Act, 1951 prohibits anyone (undertrials or convicted) confined in a prison from voting.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct. The number of custodial deaths has registered a 12 per cent increase from 1,887 in 2020 to 2,116 in 2021. Indian prisons are mostly crowded with the undertrial prisoners.
Source: The Indian Express