Casteism in Indian Criminal Justice System

  • Sanjutha.T and Harsha.A
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  • Sanjutha.T

    Student at Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, India

  • Harsha.A

    Student at Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, India

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In India, caste cruelty is still high. Although the government enacted various special laws for the economically and socially oppressed people in the name of democracy, it still continues to exist in society. Among those, the judicial system is no exception. Muslims, Dalits and tribes constitute more than 55% of under trial prisoners, says NCRB report which is not proportionate to their population in the country. They are not only kept under trail but also are subjected to torture and custodial deaths which violates their fundamental human rights. This paper attempts to find the reasons, procedural and structural discriminations against the people who are less in total population, but more in prison strength and also it states the laws which are provided by the government to protect these people and recommends steps to bring these laws into reality.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 12 - 19


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