Prisoners' Right to Procreation

In ‘Jasvir Singh Vs. State of Punjab, CWP No. 5429 of 2010, the learned Single Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the petition praying for enforcement of their right to have conjugal life and procreate within the jail premises. The Hon’ble Court delved into the concept of right to procreation and held that the right to procreation survives incarceration and falls within the right to life guaranteed under the Article 21 of the Constitution.

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