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81,000 Muslims are lodged in jails all over the country – Report 2015

81,000 Muslims are lodged in jails all over the country – Report 2015

As per the latest NRCB data presented by the government in Rajya Sabha today, over 81,000 Muslims were lodged in jails across the country in the year 2015. When asked about the details of “innocent” Muslims languishing in various jails, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir replied, “Only convicts, undertrials and detenues are lodged in jails. The National Crime Records Bureau data shows that 81,306 Muslim inmates were lodged in jails at the end of 2015.” On a query over mechanism being worked out to avoid “harassment” of Muslims, he said the question of “harassment” does not even arise.