Opinion » Op-Ed February 23, 2012 Say NO to death for drugs Anand Grover and Rick Lines When Paramjit Singh was sentenced to death for drug trafficking last month, he joined two other accused narcotics offenders on India’s death row (despite reports that it was “a first” and “a landmark judgment”). The jubilatory tone in…

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Court admits plea for scientific and human rights standards for drug dependence treatment   22nd April 2009, Chandigarh: SHARAN, an NGO working with people who use drugs, approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for protection of rights of persons dependent on drugs. Intervening in Talwinder Pal Singh v. State of Punjab, Crl. Misc. No. …

Intervention Application filed and admitted before the Supreme Court in the NDPS Section 64 A Matter   Press Release Towards a Health and Human Rights Approach to Drugs, 30th June, 2011.   National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances   Lawyers Collective’s  SUBMISSION  on removal of Narcotics Control Bureau’s Exemption from the Right to Information…

Bombay High Court overturns mandatory death penalty for drug offences; first in the world to do so- 16 June 2011, Mumbai: In an unprecedented decision, the Bombay High Court struck down the mandatory death penalty for drug offences, becoming the first Court in the world to do so. Announcing the order via video conferencing, a…

Background India is one of the largest opium producers in the world and has witnessed a long-standing practice of traditional and cultural use of opium and cannabis for medicinal, religious and recreational purposes. State regulation and community tolerance of drugs was abandoned after India enacted the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, (NDPS) in 1985,…

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