SHEELA BARSE Vs STATE OF MAHARASHTRA, 1987
Debasmita Nandi, Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa
This is the case that led to the improvement of the circumstances to which women prisoners were subjected in the prisons of Mumbai. It all started with a journalist's humble letter addressed to the Supreme Court of India to interview the detained in the jails of Mumbai. This letter, being considered a writ petition led to discussions and debate throughout the country about the plight of those arrested and prison laws finally amounting to a fair and balanced judgment.