Delhi High Court directs Tihar Jail to be made more accessible
The Delhi High Court has asked the concerned authorities to make Tihar Jail more accessible for people with disabilities. The jail is not accessible for those who come to visit the jail or for its disabled inmates. Tihar jail is one of the biggest jails in India and is located in New Delhi.
A bench of judges from Delhi High Court was informed that a disability audit was undertaken by activist Nipun Malhotra. He also runs an NGO Nipman Foundation for people with disabilities.
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Malhotra pointed out at the poor living conditions of disabled inmates at Tihar jail.
The bench has asked the Director General of the prison to ensure speedy action for making the jail accessible. It also added that a detailed report must be presented to the court at the earliest.
The bench of judges asked Nipun Malhotra to visit Mandoli Jail and the Rohini Jail to conduct a disability audit. Both jails are located in New Delhi. The bench also noted that there are thousands of disabled inmates in various jails across Delhi.