Raja Bhaiya and jail reforms in Uttar Pradesh

Ever since Raghuraj Partap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya has taken over as Jail Minister there are number of reforms announced and even implemented in a short period. The order of the Minister to perform free surgery on prisoners suffering from cataract, appendicitis and hernia in UP jails have been implemented and 280 inmates have been operated upon in 7 days, which itself is a record. Now Raja Bhaiya has ordered providing water coolers, clean toilets and PCOs in jails and also permitted visitors twice a week instead of once a month. All these goodwill gestures will amount to humanitarian treatment of prisoners.

Raja Bhaiya has spent many years in prison and has observed the plight of the prisoners from close quarters. HamraUP members may comment on this change in the prisons of Uttar Pradesh.