By Afroz Alam Sahil, TwoCircles.net
Speaking at the occasion of release of the jury report regarding the Legislative framework for Compensation and Rehabilitation for Innocents acquitted in terror cases, former Chairperson of the Law Commission of India Justice AP Shah said it is difficult for a minority to get justice in our country.
At the event, Justice Shah read out the recommendations of the jury after the release of the report. He pointed out that the issue of forced confessions extracted under duress, delay in granting bail, wrongful detention, malicious prosecution, and presenting fabricated evidence has become endemic to terror prosecution. Hence, the violence on those who have been accused of terror crimes is much more than ordinary crime and hence legitimates corrective mechanisms by the state.
The event was organised by Innocence Network, a private organisation that works for the rights of the wrongfully prosecuted or convicted.
Further, he said Police reform is pending for long, and it needs to be urgently addressed.