Conversations between Prisoner and Spouse should be unmonitored, Madras HC [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel May 30 2019
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The Madras High Court has ruled that the fundamental rights of a prisoner under the Constitution of India entitle him to unmonitored interaction with his spouse.

Justice GR Swaminathan passing a ruling to this effect, while emphasising that imprisonment does not curtail a prisoner's right to privacy and dignity under Article 21 of the Constitution altogether. As noted in his judgment,

"The expression “life” has been interpreted in Maneka and other cases as much more than . . .

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