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Conflicts in Northeast between 2009 and 2019 has killed around 3,070 people says NCAT, New Track

National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) in a recent report has estimated a total of 3,070 people were killed in the conflict-affected areas in Northeast between 2009 and 2019. The report titled, “India: 20 Years Of UNSC Resolution 1325”, explains a total of 9,448 people were killed in conflict areas from 2009 to 2019, and 3,747 persons […]

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Nobody knows how many Indians die in custody because official figures vary wildly, National Herald

National Herald 03 November 2020 By MY Siddiqui When law enforcement agencies become perpetrators of violence, it becomes an ominous abuse of authority and custodial deaths unacceptable excesses by police force on citizens. Types of torture by the police documented in India include hammering iron nails in the body, hitting private parts, electric shocks on genitals, […]

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Assam records highest cases of sexual violence by armed forces in 20 years: NGO, The Hindustan Times

The Hindustan Times 01 November 2020 The list, prepared by National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT), mentions cases of rape, molestation and other forms of sexual violence recorded between November 1, 2000, to October 30, 2020, in 11 states affected by armed conflicts. Assam tops the list of sexual violence against women by central armed forces […]

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Time to tame torturers, Tehelka

Tehelka 29 October 2020 By M Y Siddiqui When law enforcement agencies become perpetrators of violence, it becomes an ominous case of abuse of authority, writes MY Siddiqui Custodial deaths in India are a cold-blooded play of power and class, which cannot be viewed in isolation. When law enforcement agencies become perpetrators of violence, it […]

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60% custodial deaths within 24 hrs of arrest; most in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Business Standard

Business Standard 26 October 2020 By Raja Bagga | IndiaSpend Just three states–Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat–accounted for almost half of deaths in police custody over the past 10 years On June 19, 2020, traders P Jayaraj and his son J Bennicks were arrested and detained in Sathankulam police station in southern Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi […]

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Over 60% Of Deaths In Police Custody Are Within 24 Hours Of Arrest, IndiaSpend

IndiaSpend 26 October 2020 New Delhi: On June 19, 2020, traders P Jayaraj and his son J Bennicks were arrested and detained in Sathankulam police station in southern Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district for allegedly violating COVID-19 lockdown rules. Three days later, Bennicks died in hospital, followed by Jayaraj’s death the next day. They had allegedly endured hours of beating […]