Bangladeshi inmates on hunger strike

Raigunj (WB), Mar 3 (PTI) Over 150 Bangladeshi inmates of Raigunj District Correctional Home, many of whom had already completed their sentence, today launched a hunger strike demanding their release.
The matter came to light when four of the inmates were admitted to the district hospital in North Dinajpur district yesterday after their condition turned serious.
When contacted jail superintendent B K Roy said the inmates were on a hunger strike for the last few days protesting the delay in releasing them.
Many of the inmates, who had been convicted under Foreigners Act for entering India illegally, had completed their term in 2010 but were still languishing there.

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